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  1. The Rockefellers

    The Rockefeller family is an American industrial, political, and banking family that made one of the world's largest fortunes in the oil business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with John D. Rockefeller and his brother William Rockefeller primarily through Standard Oil. The family is also known for its long association with and control of Chase Manhattan Bank. They are considered to be one of the most powerful families, if not the most powerful family, in the history of the United States.
  2. The Rockefellers

    Just check the list of organization in which the Rockefellers (and Rothschilds are in many of them) take part in: The Council on Foreign Relations - David, David Jr., Nelson, John D. III, John D. IV (Jay), Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Trilateral Commission -David, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The Bilderberg Group - David, John D. IV. The Asia Society - John D. III, John D. IV, Charles, David. The Population Council - John D. III. The Council of the Americas - David. The Group of Thirty - The Rockefeller Foundation. The World Economic Forum - David. The Brookings Institution - Junior. The Peterson Institute (Formerly the Institute for International Economics) - David, Monica. The International Executive Service Corps - David. The Institute for Pacific Relations - Junior. The League of Nations - Junior. The United Nations - Junior, John D. III, Nelson, David, Peggy Dulany, Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The United Nations Association - David. Monica.
  3. So as most of you can see I added a new "Conversation". (real-time chat) with typing indicators and FINALLY some threaded replies. You should also be able to post photos and I'm not sure yet about videos or emojis anyways.... the discussion will show up in the "recirculation" on the right hand side... look for a small blue box with a + sign in it. Now we have our own little social media atop a forum. Enjoy!
  4. 2008 Cadillac CTS

    And the real kicker is.... look how cheap it is to ride in this luxury car.... used car prices are very low...
  5. 2008 Cadillac CTS

    The big news is that a new version of the 3.6-liter V-6 engine generates 300 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque, partly through the use of direct fuel injection. The original 258-hp, 3.6-liter engine is the base powerplant.The standard manual transmission is a six speed, as is the optional automatic, which also provides a manual-shift mode. Steering-wheel shift paddles aren't offered. Also new is optional all-wheel drive, which mates with either V-6, but only with the automatic transmission. This helps the CTS join the ranks of the Infiniti G35 and BMW 3 Series models with an "x" in their model name, and is sure to increase sales in snowy regions.The CTS offers two suspensions: standard and performance. The latter provides a firmer ride, (claimed) improved roadholding, larger brake discs, two-piston rear calipers where the regular suspension has one, and 18-inch wheels with lower-profile summer or all-season performance tires.
  6. 2008 Cadillac CTS

    Some of the CTS' notable standard and optional features include adaptive headlights that swivel in the direction of a turn, remote start, Easy Key keyless access and ignition and a 5.1-channel digital surround-sound stereo.In addition to an analog auxiliary input jack for an MP3 player, the CTS lets you attach a player that uses a USB cord and control it through the stereo and steering-wheel controls. I do not have the following two options on my car: The playlist appears on the optional navigation screen. This 8-inch touch-screen telescopes out of the top of the dashboard. For parking assistance, the CTS offers a sonar system that beeps with increasing frequency as the rear bumper approaches an object.
  7. 2008 Cadillac CTS

    Standard safety equipment includes four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control. In addition to the required frontal pair, there are side-impact airbags for the front occupants and side curtains that protect all occupants. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes.
  8. 2008 Cadillac CTS

    So... after paying through the nose for even small repairs... I am happy to report that my old clunker.... my 08 Cadillac now has 120k miles on it... I just replaced the brake pads, a rattle in the back is gone .... etc.... The rear shocks are leaking so they will need to be replaced... but overall it is still driving like a champ... an enjoyable pretty car... .with very little gadgets compared to the newer stuff out there. I just noticed that the front does capture air flow right onto the calipers of the disc brakes.... smart design. Seems like yesterday when it was "State of the Art".... now I feel like it is just a nice older car that rides nice.
  9. So... a quick update.... the High Intensity Bulb (and burnt out connector) went out on the OTHER SIDE of the car. Costing me another pretty penny. Riding in comfort and style will cost you dearly folks.
  10. The reason for this is actually rooted in psychology. Smiling in primates - and often in humans - is a sign of appeasement. It's saying "I'm very happy with what you're doing." Because of that, smiling when there is little reason to smile can be seen as a sign of compliance. It is thus a sign of low status. In other words, fashion models don't smile because it makes them seem lower in status. That's exactly how they don't want to appear. They want to project an image of being high status. They want you to think "I want to be that girl. I want to have the status she has. Maybe if I buy the clothes or makeup she has on I'll have her status too." [1]
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  11. Catholics in the Spanish city of Granada struck back at what they described as a 'provocative' decision to stage a Ramadan fast-breaking in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary, by arranging a mass public prayer at the same spot.Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation and Stephen Morris from English Democrats party share their thought on the matter with RT.
  12. Free speech for Evergreen State College?
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