After I left the PWM airport Some how I hit something?
Just found out_ 1/31
A friend just told me that they went to get 2 new tires and was told that Maine law now requires that all four tires be replaced at once. Seeing that last year I just replaced two tires on my vehicle am I looking at needing to purchase four more this year? She said her husband went to five or six different tire dealers who all told him the same thing. $$$$$ somebody passed the law?? If you have a flat you are looking at $700.00 or more. They won't sell one tire Screw that donut it is worthless. How does that grab your purse? Mad as Hell.
On the way home, before I left the Airport road. I hit the curb. My friend jumped out to check the damage. It was a flat. I drove on the rim about 10 blocks and found a tire store. Great I'll buy a new tire. HA HA
We go in and he says we don't carry your brand of tire. I said OK - sell me something close. He said they can only sell FOUR ( 4) tires at a time. I said OK put on the spare. He said we will never make it home driving a 2 hours drive. It will blow the transmission. Said, it's a shame cause all the tires on your car are brand new. I was helpless, and scared. So $629.00 worth of tires that are not as good as original. Were put on. I drove home with all 4 of my orig. tires Piled 3 high in my trunk and the split one in back seat. going to my service station Monday.
What would you have done.? Please tell me , I was really dumb founded.
HELP! Now what? How Long Can I Drive With A “Donut” Spare? Donut spare tires are not made for extended service.
They have no tread to speak of; the carcass or body of the tire is not reinforced and there is no tread belt to protect it from projectiles and road imperfections. The tire is designed simply to get you to a repair facility. Most of these tires offer a maximum life of 70 miles. Oh my gosh! I have a 2 hour ride back to Rockland
Do Donut Spares Affect The Braking Or Suspension System? You may notice poor cornering, handling, and braking characteristics. The donut spare has a smaller footprint than a conventional tire, which translates into diminished braking and handling. With the donut spare in place, you may find that, when braking, the vehicle dips to the side where the donut was mounted. Also, you may notice the vehicle pulling to that side. The Maine Roads are like 3rd world countries. The Maine Highway dept. won't fix the roads. The Taxes go up, then some how the monies disappear.
Check your owner’s manual for an exact recommended mileage for the spare tire. Seventy miles is the rule of thumb. These tires are not designed for long-range service. They are made to get you to a garage to have your tire either repaired or replaced. Driving on it for an extended period of time under regular driving conditions will result in a blowout in short order, so get a safe tire on your car immediately. Maybe you can find a reasonably priced used tire if it has to be replaced.
Why Do Car makers Put these Spare Tires In Cars? The use of donut spares are a cost and space cutting measure. Typically the donut spare takes up much less space and is cheaper to manufacture than full size tires and wheels which translates into more profit for the car makers. It’s quite a compromise and a loss for the consumer.
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After all his crimes against the State of Maine This Evil man is allowed to keep his STATE PENSION of $ 5,288.51 a month.
I am mad I have to pay taxes to house this Scum for TEN years. Pay for his electric. dental, medical, and an education,and food and TV. OH YES go to prison and get a degree in Maine. All the criminals want to come to MAINE.
The people that are responsible for changing the State of Maine laws need to re-read them. This is what they get paid for. Wake up you dumb asses. until the law is changed, we need to attach this pension to repay the state. There are loop holes to keep him from getting a pension. Then change the law that all criminals forfeit their Benefits
Paul Violette, sure he is crying, he got caught. It's not for remorse. The rest of them are just as guilty watching him steal and not reporting it.
Who is trustworthy? What has happened? Is it the world we live in, with no respect, no religion, no scruples and morals no pride.
Here he is PAUL VIOLETTE:::
The scum of the world, He should face a firing squad. The same could be said of the board. A board that allowed its executive director to spend more than $186,000 and didn’t ensure that his vacation and sick time were monitored clearly wasn’t fulfilling its duty to the public.
An exhibit to the complaint details gift card purchases since 2003, when the inappropriate expenditures were said to begin. The list is a result of forensic audit ordered by MTA leaders
after the Legislature’s Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability issued a report citing questionable expenditures at the agency. Get a load of this
On one day — Sept. 15,2004 Mr. Violette purchased more than $35,000 worth of gift cards to Hyatt hotels, according to the complaint. Another $10,000 was spent on Hyatt gift cards on Dec. 9, 2005; $15,000 worth of Fairmont hotel gift cards were purchased a few days later. On March 25, 2005, nearly $27,000 was spent on gifts cards . Another exhibit lists the gift cards that could be shown to be given to charitable groups, the reason Mr. Violette said he bought them. (more BS) Is everyone in Govt. offices blind and stupid ?? The Government Oversight Committee could only track records for $26,550 worth of donated cards, including $4,000 worth of Fairmont cards and $4,800 worth of Hyatt cards, all of which were donated to Maine Preservation. More than $73,000 in “fraudulent charges” are detailed in a third exhibit. According to the document, $15,000 in Fairmont gift cards were redeemed at the Frontenac Hotel in Quebec City during Winter Carnival in 2006. On Oct. 5, another $8,700 worth of gift cards were used there. Mr. Violette often traveled to International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike meetings around the world. During these trips, which the board approved, Relais and Chateaux gift cards were used in France and Spain and Hyatt cards in Bermuda. Mr. Violette sometimes traveled to foreign countries days before the meetings, the document says, likely adding to hotel and restaurant bills. It could be going on in your town. Where are the whistle blowers, GOD give us some whistle blowers Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery Comments are welcome
Have you been watching Downton Abbey? Who do you like and hate?
Sunday's on PBS 7PM-8PM
It flip flops around from the lives of the maids to the highest of upper classes. I never watches a TV program that said continued. The minute it said episode Number one, I'd flip the channel. Well I have Blue ray now and can see the entire story in two days.
So this is the second season. I never could have finished the book.
I have taken Three Cruises. I am not a cruise Person. Being on board, I become claustrophobic. I have been sea sick. The food is in abundance, tons of cheap food. The elegance is gone. My so called prime rib looked like a 1 oz skirt steak. I walked my self to death. The nurse was as helpless as asking a 6 year old for help Duh!
Who needs this, we didn't see the places we were suppose to stop at. Capt, said had to bypass it. We just slowed down and killed a day.
There have been a few problems in the last few years. 2011 In the Mediterranean Sea 200 aboard, 150 missing.
MTS Oceans -had a hole in bulkhead, sunk Capt. never even went below to check. The Capt was also first to leave ship.
Then there was the Moscow cruse ship on Volga river 200 on board 100 missing..
Costa Concordia capt. 6 dead so far..
Stafano Italy 4000 people
This is today Italy Jan 15. 2012
rescue dinghy hangs from the side of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its side after ran aground off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012. The Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground off the coast of Tuscany, sending water pouring in through a 160-foot (50-meter) gash in the hull and forcing the evacuation of some 4,200 people from the listing vessel early Saturday, the Italian coast guard said.
Sea Diamond Charts were wrong?????
Tell me another excuse. Sinking Sea Diamond
Sea Diamond Greece
The MS Mikhail, Lermontov had a good Russian crew struck a rock?
You can get disease SARS Fire on board forget it Pirates attack Food Poisoning
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates.
Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's.
After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area.
Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her.
In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School .
Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's.
Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exibhited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale).
Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons.
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