Brownells Releases New, Economical Emergency & Survival Gear Kits

Montezuma, Iowa (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Brownells has released its own emergency and survival gear kits tailored to meet customers’ needs in specific situations. Each kit comes with its own bag, backpack or plastic box, and includes a Brownells ESG hook-and-loop patch or sticker that attaches to the outside and identifies the type of kit for quick reference in an emergency.

Best of all, the kits save customers between $ 20 and $ 150 – depending on the kit – as compared to buying the contents individually.

These kits are now for sale at

The Emergency Gun Bag (SKU# 080-001-113) is designed around a Condor Backpack and contains enough gear to keep a firearm running during a long-term emergency. For guns, the bag contains a cleaning kit, Weapon Wipes, two 20-round AR-15 magazines, and a Burris Lens pen to keep your optic clean. For users, the bag contains everything – except food – that’s required to survive a long-term emergency: water purification, fire-making supplies, shelter-building tools and materials, first aid supplies, emergency lighting and more. Retail price is $ 699.99.

The Home Kit (SKU# 080-001-105) comes in a watertight plastic box and has plenty of supplies to get users through a three-day emergency. It has gear to purify water, heat the included long-term storage food, along with plenty of lights, batteries, solar chargers and a crank radio. It also includes an all-purpose first aid kit and stores conveniently on any shelf. Retail price is $ 299.99.

The Power Kit (SKU# 080-001-114) helps light the way and recharges electronic devices when the power goes out. It includes solar chargers, rechargeable batteries and a 12V USB adapter to allow for charging in a vehicle’s power outlet. Retail price is $ 149.99.

The Hygiene Kit (SKU# 080-001-116) contains the supplies required to stay clean and healthy during an emergency. It includes a United Spirit OK Kit with 72-hours-worth of soap, toiletries, sunscreen, anti-fungal foot cream, anti-bacterial wipes, and enough water purification tables to treat up to three liters of water, along with extra wipes and compact, but highly-absorbent survival towels. Retail price is $ 29.99.

The Water Filtration Kit (SKU# 080-001-117) contains everything to collect, purify and filter water in an emergency situation. The Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System can filter up to 100,000 gallons of water, and the chlorine dioxide tablets will chemically treat 30 quarts. The Oral IV additive helps you stay properly hydrated, and replaces essential electrolytes and minerals lost through exertion. Retail price is $ 59.99.

The Civil Unrest Kit (SKU# 080-001-115) features self-defense tools to keep users safe during riots, large fights and looting situations. Kit includes a Pro Mag Archangel Defense Pen, OC Spray, a telescoping baton and a folding knife. Retail price is $ 109.99.

The ESG Essentials All-In-One Kit (SKU# 080-001-128) features all of the items contained in the Power, Hygiene, Water Filtration and Civil Unrest kit, packaged in a Condor modular assault pack. Retail price is $ 379.99.

As is the case with all Brownells products, each of the kits come with Brownells industry-leading 100% Forever satisfaction guarantee. To see all of Brownells Emergency & Survival Gear products, including refill supplies for any of the kits, visit

Founded in 1939, Brownells provides premier firearms parts, ammunition, gunsmithing tools, reloading components, survival gear and archery products to customers worldwide. Brownells is dedicated to unmatched Selection, unrivaled Service and absolute Satisfaction, as proven by their industry-exclusive 100-percent Forever Satisfaction Guarantee on every product sold. Additionally, their professional gun and archery techs are available to answer customer questions on nearly any firearm- or archery-related issue, free of charge. Consumers may order or get more information by calling 800-741-0015 or visiting

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More Than 12,700 People Sign Petition to Ban Power Morcellator Surgery, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2014

A nationwide plea to ban power morcellator ( surgery has taken hold in the U.S., with more than 12,700 signatures now included on a petition inspired by a woman whose uterine cancer allegedly spread because of the device, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

As of July 17th, a total of 12,749 people had signed the petition, which was created by the husband of a Boston woman who is currently living with stage four uterine leiomyosarcoma she claims to have been spread via a fibroid removal procedure she underwent last October. The couple’s petition seeks to ban the use of power morcellators from gynecological surgeries in the U.S., in light of concerns that they may promote the dissemination of uterine cancer cells throughout the peritoneal cavity.*

“We are pleased to see the issues surrounding power morcellation procedures come to light, as our Firm continues to hear from women whose uterine sarcoma and other cancers allegedly spread after laparoscopic hysterectomy and fibroid removal surgeries aided by the device,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently investigating possible morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who may have been harmed by the surgical tool.

Morcellator Lawsuits

The issues surrounding power morcellator use have garnered national attention recently, especially after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alert in April that warned of their possible association with the spread of uterine sarcoma and other cancers.

According to the FDA, approximately 1 in every 350 women undergoing fibroid removal surgeries have uterine sarcoma cancer cells that may not have been diagnosed prior to surgery. Uterine sarcoma is almost never discovered until after fibroids have been biopsied, and may ultimately decrease a woman’s chances of long-term survival, the alert states.

Most recently, the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel met to discuss the possible dangers of uterine morcellation at a two-day meeting on July 10th and 11th. More than a dozen women and their families delivered emotional testimonies at the meeting, according to a Boston Globe report, that spoke of cancer-related deaths that allegedly resulted from uterine morcellation. After hearing these testimonies, several of the 15 panelists agreed that the devices should be banned from gynecological surgeries, while others disagreed that they should be removed from the market. All the advisors did agree in the end that women should sign a consent form indicating that they understand the risks of power morcellator surgery, after being fully made aware of safety issues by their doctors.**

Women whose uterine cancer may have spread after a uterine morcellation procedure may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer of the devices used in their surgery. Learn more about the risks allegedly associated with power morcellators when you visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Obtain a free and confidential case review by calling 800-511-5092.

*,, July 3, 2014

**, Boston Globe, July 11, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993. As a national law firm, Bernstein Liebhard LLP possesses all of the legal and financial resources required to successfully challenge billion dollar pharmaceutical and medical device companies. As a result, our attorneys and legal staff have been able to recover more than $ 3 billion on behalf of our clients. The Firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs’ Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 12 consecutive years. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is the only firm in the country to be named to this prestigious list every year since it was first published in 2003.

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Delta Delta Delta Fraternity Makes Largest Single Fundraising Commitment in the History of St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

ARLINGTON, Texas (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity has announced a 10-year, $ 60 million fundraising commitment in support of its national philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. In honor of this commitment – the largest single pledge in St. Jude’s history – the Fraternity will receive prominent recognition on the hospital’s campus. Beginning July 7, the short-term housing facility adjacent to the hospital will be named Tri Delta Place.

Tri Delta leaders made the announcement during the Fraternity’s biennial Convention in Indianapolis on Friday, July 4. More than 800 Tri Delta collegiate and alumnae members attended. The new commitment comes just a few months after the Fraternity announced the fulfillment of its previous pledge – $ 15 million in five years – a year and a half early.

“Tri Delta becomes a home away from home for its members during their collegiate years, so it’s fitting that we’re being recognized in this way. Tri Delta Place provides a home for the families and kids of St. Jude at an incredibly challenging time,” said Fraternity President Phyllis Durbin Grissom, Southern Methodist. “We are honored to be able to support St. Jude’s mission in such a meaningful way and humbled by this level of recognition.” 

“We are consistently amazed by Tri Delta’s commitment to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the deep passion Tri Delta members have for helping our patients,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude, the fundraising and awareness organization for the hospital. “Tri Delta Place gives families a place to call home while at St. Jude, providing comfort, convenience and support within steps of the hospital.”


Tri Delta Place is located on the St. Jude campus and is home to patients who are visiting St. Jude for eight days or less. The five-story building can house 100 families and has 64 hotel-style rooms and 36 suites. Rooms feature two queen-sized beds and hotel-like amenities. 

“This historical and generous gift will help give our families the peace of mind in knowing they will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on what matters most – helping their child live,” Shadyac said.


The partnership between Tri Delta and St. Jude has seen extreme growth since the Fraternity officially named St. Jude its philanthropic partner in 1999. To date, Tri Delta has raised more than $ 30 million for the hospital. Tri Delta’s $ 1 million endowment in 2002 provided a teen room for patients ages 13 to 19. Then, in 2006, Tri Delta committed to raising $ 10 million in 10 years to name to the Tri Delta Patient Care Floor in the Chili’s Care Center, a goal met in just four years. The Fraternity dedicated the most recent $ 15 million campaign to naming the specialty clinic at the hospital.


Tri Delta members of all ages have contributed to the effort, hosting fundraising events, Sincerely Yours letter-writing campaigns and participating in the annual St. Jude Give thanks. Walk., where members raised $ 230,000 in 2013.   


Emily Stephens, a member of Tri Delta’s Theta Zeta Chapter at the University of Texas and a St. Jude patient, said, “One of my favorite parts of Tri Delta’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeing how quickly we reach our fundraising goals. I’m always impressed at how much our organization can accomplish. It’s a true privilege to leave such a legacy of philanthropy and generosity.”


About Tri Delta

Founded in 1888, Tri Delta is a leader among social Greek organizations through its passion for progress and visionary thinking. Through partnerships with nationally recognized organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, award-winning publications like The Trident, and innovative collegiate and alumnae initiatives, Tri Delta is committed to leveraging our timeless values to revitalize the sorority experience. For more information, please visit, or call (817) 633-8001. You can connect with Tri Delta on social media at and, #tridelta4stjude and #trideltaplace.


About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting or following St. Jude on and

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Deer harvest increases slightly in South Carolina

Deer harvest increases slightly in South Carolina
DNR recently completed a major study with researchers at the Savannah River Site investigating the affects coyotes are having on the survival of deer fawns. Cumulative data through the first 3 years of the study … Shotguns (21,452 deer) and archery …
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Gujarat leads the investment race in manufacturing: Assocham
The analysis pointed out that the lack of new investments is a real threat to the survival of manufacturing in India. “Manufacturing accounts for about 4/5th of the industrial activity. But since the … In other segments, non-metallic mineral products …
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Outdoors briefs for Thursday, June 26
Survival outing in Welcome Creek Wilderness, Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. Hike into the Welcome Creek Wilderness, set up standard backpacking equipment and demonstrate survival techniques that include field-expedient first aid. Participants will be …
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Chemical industry second largest recipient of investments in manufacturing
In other segments, non-metallic mineral products accounted for about nine per cent share in investments followed by transport equipment and machinery (five per cent each), food and beverages (two per cent) and textiles (over one per cent). The analysis …
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Asia-Pacific Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 Market Snapshot Research Report Available at Researchmoz

Albany,New York (PRWEB) June 16, 2014

Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on “Market Snapshot: Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 – Asia-Pacific”. The report focuses primarily on quantitative market metrics in order to characterize the growth and evolution of the Market.

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Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 – Asia-Pacific provides quantitative analysis of the two mammography systems market segments: full field mammography systems and film-screen mammography systems. The analysis includes market size data by revenue and volume over the 2006–2020 period for the following countries: China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. It uses data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.


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Medical Equipment Calibration Services Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

Calibration is the process of measuring and adjusting equipment against a reference standard with known values and measurement. Its aim is to minimize any measurement error by ensuring the precision and accuracy of the instrument in question. In the healthcare industry, calibration of medical equipment such as defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, ECG machines, pulse oximeters, thermometers, sphygmomanometers, infusion pumps, ventilators, vaccine refrigerators, weighing machines, nebulizers, spirometers, centrifuges, ultrasonic cleaners, blood glucose monitors and syringe pumps is required in order to ensure better patient safety. There are a large number of companies that provide calibration services to medical equipment manufacturers, hospitals, pharmacies, dentists and other alternate care centers. These companies provide on-site as well as in-laboratory calibration services. Medical equipment calibration service providers usually provide on-site services to sites with more than 10 devices as it helps them to earn significant profit margin.The market growth of medical equipment calibration services is attributed to factors such as growing concerns for patient safety, governmental legislation requiring proper equipment calibration and the rise in number of medical device companies. In healthcare industry, nothing counts above the patient safety; for that reason, equipment calibration cannot be ignored in this industry.

Laboratory Plasticware Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019

Laboratory plasticware are equipment made up of polymers having variety of applications with respect to laboratory or research centers. The laboratory plasticware market has significantly evolved itself in past few decades in terms of material composition, design and application. Laboratory plasticware encompasses number of advantages such as being unbreakable in nature enhances its applicability with respect to handling radioactive isotopes, hazardous and carcinogenic chemicals or substances. The inherent characteristics of the equipment include environmental friendliness, reusability, thermostability and safety of laboratory personnel in case of accidents has upsurge the global market for laboratory plasticware as compared to the global glassware market in past.Various types of laboratory plasticwares that are used in different laboratory or research encompass aspirator bottles, laboratory beaker, Buchner funnel, carrier tray, centrifuges and micro centrifuge tubes. Apart from these equipment, laboratory plasticware are gaining lot of acceptance in cell cultures and cryopreservation related studies and experiments. Some of this equipment comprises cryobox, cryo coders, cryovials among others. With the advances in technology different chemical compositions or polymers are used to manufacture these laboratory plasticware equipment.

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3.1 Film-screen Mammography System 6

3.2 Full Field Digital Mammography System 6

4 Mammography Systems Market, Asia-Pacific, Revenue, 2006–2020 7

4.1 Mammography Systems Market, Asia-Pacific, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 7

4.2 Mammography Systems Market, Asia-Pacific, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 8

5 Mammography Systems Market, China, Revenue and Volume, 2006–2020 9

5.1 Mammography Systems Market, China, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 9

5.2 Mammography Systems Market, China, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 11

5.3 Film-Screen Mammography Systems, China 13

5.3.1 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, China, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 13

5.3.2 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, China, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 15

5.3.3 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, China, Volume (Units), 2006–2013 16

5.3.4 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, China, Volume (Units), 2013–2020 17

5.4 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems, China.

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6.1 Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 27

6.2 Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 29

6.3 Film-Screen Mammography Systems, Japan 30

6.3.1 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 30

6.3.2 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 32

6.3.3 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Volume (Units), 2006–2013 34

6.3.4 Film-Screen Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Volume (Units), 2013–2020 35

6.4 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems, Japan 36

6.4.1 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2006–2013 36

6.4.2 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Revenue ($ m), 2013–2020 38

6.4.3 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Volume (Units), 2006–2013 40

6.4.4 Full Field Digital Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Volume (Units), 2013–2020 42

6.5 Mammography Systems Market, Japan, Key Company Share by Revenue (%), 2013 44

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How to Choose the Best Equipment Trailers

Article by Samantha Jones

For all dealing in heavy industry, automobile, building supplies and other goods and services industry, is an important utility vehicle. If you too need to buy one of such units but have budget constraints, it is recommended to opt for used equipment trailers to save a lot of money. These equipment trailers are great for making loading and unloading work easy. However, there are a certain factors you need to consider while buying such used trucks equipments.

The first thing you need to consider is the kind of trailer you are looking for. Here, you need to know that these equipment trailers are classified as tandem axle, car carriers, custom trailers, equipment trailers, take 3 trailers, motorcycle and ATV, dump trailers, single axle and titan trailer. It is very important to consider the user end purpose and application while choosing used used tractors.

In addition, you need to consider if you want an open or enclosed trailer. This too depends on the utility of the unit or for what purpose you need it. For fragile and no-weather friendly products, the enclosed equipment trailers are the best option due to the security and safety of the cargo. Unlike the open trailers, the enclosed equipment trailers are of much help. They protect the cargo from any adverse kind of weather, which often damage the cargo while carrying it from one place to another. However, the open trailers are comparatively cheaper.

Now another factor you need to consider while buying used bulldozers is if you need a single or a double axle trailer. Please note here that single axle trailer has the options of break and they are ideal for carrying heavy cargo as such items are better handled in trailers that are supported by break. On the other hand, double axle trailers come with two axles for load bearing, which is also helpful for carrying heavy stuff. Thus, you need to consider your purpose properly and look for the features accordingly while buying used equipment trailers.

However, one of the most important factors that you must consider while choosing used used skid loaders is the quality of the unit. Never compromise on the quality and do as much research as possible on the manufacturer and provider in order to ensure its quality. Opt for the trailer that comes with guaranteed products and has heavy load bearing capacity.

Now if you are planning to buy used feed trailers or used equipment trailers there are many second hand equipment sales available in your area. In addition, there are many online stores selling such products. If you are buying directly from the manufacturer, you may even get custom made trailers like golf cart trailers, custom smokers, air force trailers and custom utility trailer etc. Hackney Used Equipment is an Ohio based store selling used trucks equipments in Columbus. The company has a great inventory of used trailers, mowers, earth equipments, utility equipments, trucks, and more.

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Samantha Jones is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. Presently, she writes on various topics, especially about used equipment trailers, used feed trailers, used trucks equipments in columbus, used tractors for sale, second hand equipment sales and more.

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Your five decisions in photography
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Image by kevin dooley
When I think about how well I am doing in photography and how to improve, I consider my task as five steps, or decisions that I have to make. I think this is true for any of us.

1. Where and when to go, and why? Location, location, location. If you travel around the world, de facto you have a lot of content possibilities, and if you stay in your house all the time, a lot less. Of course we can find great content in our house and boring content in a distant place, but all else being equal, it helps (but is not necessary) to go to places on purpose in order to find interesting content. And if you are a Flickrite, you know that sometimes photographers go to great dangers to get where they want to go.

In my initial post, I forgot an important aspect of the question: why to go? What’s your purpose? What do you want to communicate?

2. What equipment to use? Just remember expensive equipment is nice, not necessary, and often not needed or even inappropriate. Don’t buy into the megapixel myth. A far greater percentage of pictures taken by my Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim have been in Explore than with my digital cameras.

3. What pictures to take?At locale with equipment in hand, what are you going to click at and how? The clicking or even camera preparation is a small component here; what matters is how good an eye you have. What I have been doing recently is pretending like I always have a camera, looking for an interesting shot.

4. What shots to keep?Some shots get tossed, some get kept but not shown, some get shown. I think this is an often over-looked "skill". I think this requires both constraint and judgment, which in part can be developed by looking at other people’s works.

5. How to present image? This includes post-processing, framing, as well as a decision as to where to show it.

For me right now, I am trying to work on #3, especially by paying attention to light-dark contrasts.

Schlumberger Well Surveying, Fairbanks Field, Texas
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Title: Schlumberger Well Surveying, Fairbanks Field, Texas

Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie

Date: November 1, 1938

Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection

Place: Fairbanks Oil Field, Harris County, Texas

Physical Description: 1 negative film: black and white; 18 x 13 cm.

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Climax-Molybdenum, Lane-Wells perforating gun
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Image by SMU Central University Libraries
Title: Climax-Molybdenum, Lane-Wells perforating gun

Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie

Date: March 1940

Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection

Physical Description: 1 negative film: black and white; 13 x 10 cm.

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Like a well eaten arm unable to fly, our economy is in a constant state of flux …………… to be quite….. ……………….
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Image by Jon Haynes Photography…

Do you trust your government? There are many reasons for you to doubt your government.

this is how I believe the U.S. feels now… how I believe I feel now.

Bailout type Cost to taxpayers (Source: Reuters)
Financial bailout package approved this week up to or more than 0 billion
Bear Stearns financing billion
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac nationalization 0 billion
AIG loan and nationalization billion
Federal Housing Administration housing rescue bill 0 billion
Mortgage community grants billion
JPMorgan Chase repayments billion
Loans to banks via Fed’s Term Auction Facility 0 billion+
Loans from Depression-era Exchange Stabilization Fund billion
Purchases of mortgage securities by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac 4 billion
POSSIBLE TOTAL .8 trillion+

Last week, the Bush administration proposed a three-page bill to bail out Wall Street to the tune of 0 billion. It died in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this week.

On Friday, though, the House approved a far bigger, broader, and beefier version of the bill–which has ballooned to a remarkable 442 pages. The vote was 263 to 171, with the bulk of the opposition coming from Republicans. Because the Senate already approved the measure, it immediately went to President Bush, who signed it into law.

On the theory that this would be a way to convince previously skeptical Democrats to approve the measure, one large chunk of the bailout bill is devoted to renewable energy, energy-efficient appliances, and so on (the "Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008"). The authors lured Republicans with protections from the alternative minimum tax (via the "Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008").

That includes, as the New York Post pointed out, millions in tax breaks and related pork for kids’ wooden arrows, Puerto Rican rum producers, auto race tracks, and corporations operating in American Samoa. (The likely explanation for the latter: StarKist has a large tuna-canning operation in American Samoa. And StarKist’s parent company happens to be located in the district of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.)

The bill has become, in other words, something almost unrelated to the business of bailing out Wall Street. The Beltway term for this is a "Christmas tree bill," meaning everyone gets to hang their favorite spending projects on it–though by the time Congress gets it through, it more closely resembles a slop bucket.

"We will not Christmas-tree this bill," Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat promised a few days ago. "The times are too urgent. Everyone has their own desires and needs. It’s going to have to wait."

So much for that idea.

Here’s a look a some of the green-tech measures:

• One-year extension for wind and refined coal energy tax credits. A production credit for electricity produced from renewable marine energy sources (meaning through wave power and river power, or by exploiting the differences in ocean temperature). Energy credits for "small wind properties," geothermal heat pump systems, and energy-efficient residential properties.

• New renewable-energy bonds. Up to 0 billion in energy bonds may be offered to the public, with a third from "public power providers," a third from governments, and the remainder from "cooperative electric companies."

• Tax credits for "cellulosic biofuels" and for "carbon dioxide sequestration." An extension of an alternative fuel credit. Tax credits for "new qualified plug-in electric-drive motor vehicles." Bicycle commuters get a nod, as do regulations aimed at "residential top-loading clothes washers."

IRS undercover operations: Privacy invasion?
The bailout bill also gives the Internal Revenue Service new authority to conduct undercover operations. It would immunize the IRS from a passel of federal laws, including permitting IRS agents to run businesses for an extended sting operation, to open their own personal bank accounts with U.S. tax dollars, and so on. (Think IRS agents posing as accountants or tax preparers and saying, "I’m not sure if that deduction is entirely legal, but it’ll save you ,000. Want to take it?") That section had expired as of January 1, 2008, and would now be renewed.

Starting with the so-called Anti-Drug Abuse Act in 1988, the IRS has possessed this authority temporarily, with occasional multiple-year lapses. A 1999 internal report said the IRS had 126 "trained undercover agents" working in field offices at the time. This is the first time that such undercover authority would be made permanent.

Sens. Max Baucus (D) and Chuck Grassley (R) have been pushing to make it permanent for a while, claiming (PDF) in April that: "Undercover operations are an integral part of IRS efforts to detect and prove noncompliance. The temporary status of this provision creates uncertainty, as the IRS plans its undercover efforts from year to year."

There’s another section of the bailout bill worth noting. It lets the IRS give information from individual tax returns to any federal law enforcement agency investigating suspected "terrorist" activity, which can, in turn, share it with local and state police. Intelligence agencies such as the CIA and the National Security Agency can also receive that information.

The information that can be shared includes "a taxpayer’s identity, the nature, source, or amount of his income, payments, receipts, deductions, exemptions, credits, assets, liabilities, net worth, tax liability, tax withheld, deficiencies, overassessments, or tax payments, whether the taxpayer’s return was, is being, or will be examined or subject to other investigation or processing, or any other data received by, recorded by, prepared by, furnished to, or collected by the Secretary with respect to a return."

That provision had already existed in federal law and automatically expired on January 1, 2008.

What’s a little odd is that there’s been little to no discussion of the IRS sections of the bailout bill, even though they raise privacy concerns. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said this week: "I will continue to work with congressional leaders to find a way forward to pass a comprehensive plan to stabilize our financial system and protect the American people by limiting the prospects of further deterioration in our economy." He never mentioned the necessity of additional IRS undercover operations.

The bailout: Details, controversy, and loopholes
As my colleagues over at reported on Friday, the law authorizes the Treasury Department to create a so-called Troubled Assets Relief Program, or TARP, as well as a separate insurance fund.

The TARP program permits the Treasury to purchase mortgage-backed bonds or any other "troubled assets" from financial institutions. The idea is that because banks have become so hesitant to lend to each other, this law will help unstick the gears of the modern financial economy.

Some loopholes exist. It’s possible for a bank to buy 0 billion of bad debt–perhaps in the form of subprime mortgages that are becoming quickly worthless– declare bankruptcy, and sell it to the Treasury Department for 0 billion, or 0 billion. In other words, although the Treasury Department is supposed to look out for the best interests of taxpayers, there’s no law forbidding such profits in the case of firms involved in bankruptcy, receivership, or mergers.

The Treasury Department is authorized to "guarantee" home mortgages, essentially becoming a kind of co-signer, to reduce the number of foreclosures. If the home owner stops paying his or her mortgage, taxpayers would be on the hook. The Treasury Department can also eliminate a "reasonable" amount of a home owner’s mortgage debt, under section 109 of the new law, which would likely delay the process of house prices falling.

In response to grassroots pressure from Americans upset about Wall Street executives cashing in, Section 111 is titled "Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance."

It does not include, however, any statutory dollar limit on how high executive salaries of TARP bailout recipients can be. Instead, it lets Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, come up with "appropriate standards." In addition, only the top five executives will have their golden parachutes limited; all the rest will remain untouched, even if their second-tier salaries and bonuses happen to be in the millions or tens of millions of dollars.

Bear Stearns CEO James Cayne made .3 million from selling his shares a day after the JP Morgan bailout. Daniel Mudd, CEO of Fannie Mae, was replaced last month; he made .6 million in 2007. Richard Syron was chairman and CEO of Freddie Mac from 2003 until last month. He made .8 million last year. Martin Sullivan was ousted as president and CEO of AIG this summer, and was paid a million severance package.

While salaries of failed executives will have no statutory limit, TARP-participating companies will lose a tax deduction if they pay their top executives more than 0,000 a year. The 0,000 limit only kicks in if the company offloads over 0 million in assets through TARP.

Section 115 of the law says that the administration can, after notifying Congress and waiting 15 days, purchase and hold 0 billion of assets "at any one time." (It can buy and hold 0 billion without waiting.)

This, too, is a potential loophole. It permits the Treasury Department to buy up, say, 0 billion in 2008, sell those assets off gradually over the next year at a (probable) loss, and repeat the same process in 2009. Losses to taxpayers, in other words, could exceed 0 billion. Although the Treasury Department is instructed to try to avoid losses, the text of the law does not forbid that scenario.

If the TARP ends up costing taxpayers money, the president may ask Congress to consider enacting a law to recoup "from the financial industry an amount equal to the shortfall," presumably through higher taxes. But Congress is under no obligation to do anything; a mechanism to cover the shortfall does not exist in this law.

Even though FDIC coverage will be boosted from 0,000 to 0,000 per account through December 2009, premiums to banks may not take "into account" the higher account coverage. In other words, premiums can’t increase for that reason.


• This may be just the beginning of bailouts. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday that the state may need a billion loan from the U.S. Treasury, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. That’s because the state has spent more than it takes in through tax revenue, with an annual budget deficit of billion or more, even though its individual income tax rate is arguably the highest in the nation.

• CBS News’ John Bentley reports from Arizona that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is taking some credit for the bailout’s passage: "I’m glad I suspended my campaign and went back to Washington to bring, and help bring, House Republicans to the table," he said on Friday. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama described the law as "absolutely necessary to prevent an economic catastrophe."

• Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who correctly predicted in 2003 that taxpayers would be "forced to bail out investors," said in a speech on the House floor that the legislation would "only further harm the economy" and was actually worse than the previous version. In a CNN interview, the former Republican presidential candidate said his colleagues are refusing to deal with the underlying problems and spending more tax dollars even though "this country’s bankrupt."

• The Dow Jones Industrial Average (-22 percent year-to-date) and the Nasdaq composite index (-27 percent) closed on Friday down 1.5 percent, despite the bailout. Gold ended at 4.80 an ounce, slightly up for the day and the year. Crude oil futures ended at .88 a barrel, slightly down for the day.

• U.S. jobs fell by 159,000, a decline of 760,000 this year. Technology firms have also contemplated hiring freezes and some, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell, have already laid off employees, as my colleague Ina Fried reports in a separate article.

Updated at 10:40 a.m. PDT to reflect the House of Representatives’ approval of the bill.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. PDT to add more details.

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Recognizing safety through survival equipment list

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You will find types of survival equipments that are available in pack as survival kits but it’s not possible for everyone to buy all the outdoor equipments indexed by a particular kit so t is beneficial to organize a survival equipment list first and buy them accordingly. You will notice in a professional survival pack that things are categorized in to the different small bags and compiled right into an one large bag. They are that basic equipments that are essential to look into any survival equipment list.

In this article, you will get the data about that survival equipment list which you may need in emergencies. One essential thing you will require for emergencies is a medical emergency first aid kit. Because it is present with get any type of wound. First aid kit will help you to provide first and possible treatment to the wounds and injuries. You can put some tensor bandages, with antiseptic cream, cotton, medical surgery tape, scissor, durable bands plus some basic painkillers or first-aid sprays for small wounds, a skin lotion to prevent from sunburns. You may even bring a fire shield blanket.

And thirds and also the most important thing that you will need is sources of light or fire like some candles, waterproof match box and lightweight weighted lighter etc. next to that you can consider some sort of waterproof flash light or emergency light. This will help you walking in dark areas or at night. But don’t forget to contain each one of these things right into a waterproof bag it will stay safe within the waterproof bag.

Fourth is water that is your basic necessity along with a significant part of a survival equipment list. You should include a purifier, which supports you to have a safer h2o and a container that you can store the water for emergency.

Fifth is dried food by which can help you survive longer if stranded inside a place. Next is a temporary shelter. You can purchase any type of portable shelter. It’s one the essentials of a survival equipment list. There are abundant supplies of foods and shelter bags on the market, which is very considerable for the list.

Then you should obtain a basic resource in a survival equipment list it includes screwdriver, small hammer, some socket and claw along with a packet of rope. It will help you to create a shelter if you do not have portable ones.

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You will find abundant supplies of foods and shelter bags on the market, which is very considerable for the list.

Then you should obtain a basic tool kit in a survival equipment list it offers screwdriver, small hammer, a set of socket and claw and a packet of rope. It can help you to make a shelter if you don’t have portable ones. survival equipment list

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You will find abundant supplies of foods and shelter bags on the market, which is very considerable for the list.

Then you should obtain a basic tool kit in a survival equipment list it offers screwdriver, small hammer, a set of socket and claw and a packet of rope. It can help you to make a shelter if you don’t have portable ones. survival equipment list

Use and distribution of this article is subject to our Publisher Guidelines

whereby the original author’s information and copyright must be included.

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