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My Range Rovers CarMax Warranty Is Now Half Over And It’s Saved Me More Than $6000

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

There are two reasons why today is a momentous day in the history of my used Range Rover. Number one, because its famous CarMax warranty is now officially half over. And number two, because it is currently broken and sitting at the dealer awaiting repair work.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, thats right: I have now covered 33,000 miles in my CarMax Range Rover, which means that its six-year, 66,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is officially halfway complete. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, thats right: it has broken again. In fact, it broke while I was filming todays video about how unreliable it has been. Chalk that up to cosmic coincidence, or maybe manifest destiny, or maybe a typical day in the life of used Range Rover ownership.

Youd know all about my latest breakdown if you followed me on Twitter, because I posted a picture of the issue a few days ago. But well get to the repair next week, once we find out a) exactly whats wrong, and b) exactly how much CarMax will be paying for it. Instead, today is a day of celebration; a day of joy; a day of cheerful commemoration. A day where the Land Rover public relations department can throw their fists halfway in the air and let out half-deep sighs of relief.

To celebrate this milestone event, Ive decided to devote todays column to taking a little look back at all the wonderful moments C and by this I mean annoying breakdowns C Ive had with my Range Rover over the past three years.

 
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About Family Life in Colonial New Jersey

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Life in Colonial New Jersey focused on the family, religion and the father’s business or occupation. Unlike families in some of the other original 13 colonies who had to worry about hostile Indians, families in New Jersey maintained a peaceful coexistence with the local Lenni-Lenape. Some aspects of family life were influenced by the English law that ruled the colony. For example, although a mother was in charge of raising and caring for her child, the child’s father was always considered his legal guardian.

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Family life in colonial New Jersey revolved around the family business. This business was usually farming. However, other industries also were operating at the time, including a fledgling attempt at whaling along the southern coast, mills, ironworks, lumber yards, and innkeeping. Boys helped in the fields or in the other businesses. Girls helped their mothers with the housework and garden. The females in colonial New Jersey grew the food, cooked all the meals and sewed all the clothes. Women didn’t have to do it alone if finances allowed for servants.

Features

Holidays were celebrated much differently by families in colonial New Jersey than we currently celebrate them. For example, while Christmas today is an exuberant affair with gifts, family life in colonial New Jersey always marked the day quietly with religious observance. Families did not exchange gifts, but they did gather for a special dinner in the home with guests. Despite the low-key celebration, families in colonial New Jersey still had it better than families in Boston. The Puritans there banned Christmas for more than two decades.

History

The Dutch founded settlements in New Jersey in the early 1600s, and the English took control in 1664. The English named the colony for a place they left behind across the Atlantic Ocean, the Isle of Jersey. In 1687, New Jersey was split into East Jersey and West Jersey, and the two evolved quite differently. The former, settled by many stern Puritans, had at least a dozen laws on the books that called for punishment by death. The latter, under the rule of William Penn and the Quakers, was mild in comparison and did not inflict the death penalty for any crime. New Jersey became a state on Dec. 18, 1787.

Significance

The colony of New Jersey played a prominent role in the Revolutionary War. Federal legislation has declared significant revolutionary sites at the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area. More than 500 sites, including family homesteads, played a major role in New Jersey’s Revolutionary War experience. George Washington, who later became the new nation’s first President, crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania to Trenton, New Jersey, with the Continental Army. He turned the tide of the war by defeating the Hessians. Some soldiers’ wives went along as camp followers, but others remained home and took on all the work required to keep his occupation going.

Geography

New Jersey is bordered on the west by Pennsylvania. It’s bordered on the north by New York. The Atlantic Ocean is on the east, and Delaware Bay borders the south. Because of its prime farmland and abundance, it was later dubbed the Garden State. This became its official nickname. Some sources credit Benjamin Franklin with the nickname, but others attribute it to Abraham Browning of Camden, New Jersey.

 
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The Advantages & Disadvantages of the Common Law Family

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

A common law marriage is a marriage where the couples live together without obtaining a marriage license. States that recognize common law marriage vary on the amount of time the couple has to live together for the arrangement to be considered a marriage. The couple must do more than live together; they must act like a married couple, file joint tax returns and have the intent to be married. Not every state recognizes common law marriages, in fact, most don’t. It is a myth that if a couple live together for a certain amount of time, they have a common law marriage. This is not true in any state in the country.

Advantages of Common Law Marriages

If a couple meets the state’s specific requirements for a common law marriage, they are considered married. Those who benefit from common law marriage are people who cannot legally be married, such as same-sex partners, people who practice polygamy or people who cannot marry because they are too closely related to each other by blood.

Disadvantage: Family Issues

If the couple lives in a state that recognizes common law marriages, spouses have the same rights of inheritance as a spouse in a legal marriage. Problems may occur if relatives of the decedent oppose a partner’s claim of being a spouse. The common law spouse has to prove that the informal marriage was something more than a casual relationship. Costly and time-consuming litigation could easily result. Family members could also block a common law spouse from making medical decisions or even visiting the sick partner in the hospital.

Disadvantage: Divorce

People who enter into a common law marriage may think ending the marriage merely requires moving out. A person who wants to end a common law marriage must seek a formal divorce, the same way a person in a traditional marriage does. The court determines how to divide property, settle debts, and work out child custody arrangements. One partner may claim there never was an intention of marriage in an effort to avoid paying support or dividing property. The existence of joint tax returns or evidence of property taxes will clarify this issue. Neither spouse can remarry without the divorce.

Disadvantage: State Law Differences

At time of publication only 11 states and the District of Columbia permit common law marriages in some fashion while another five states allow the marriages under certain circumstances. Each jurisdiction has its own set of conditions to recognize a common law marriage. As an example, in Utah, a husband and wife must be capable of getting married and have the reputation of being married. In New Hampshire, common law marriages are recognized only for the purposes of inheritance. In South Carolina, the couple must intend others to believe they are married.

 
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Fun Games for Women’s Bible Study

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Women’s Bible studies are meant to be a place for learning, growing and encouragement. It’s a place where women should feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable when needing encouragement. It should be a place where women can receive spiritual food and also a place to give friendship and a listening ear to others. One way to help a group of women feel comfortable with each other and develop emotional bonds is through fun games. Infuse fun games for women’s Bible study to help women feel comfortable and to provide an environment for spiritual and personal growth.

Ice Breaker Games

Ice breaker games are a good way to get women to engage in conversation and sew the seeds of a friendship and mutual respect. “If I Were Queen of the World” is an icebreaker game that will really get women talking. Hand every person an index card when she arrives and ask her to write down what law she would put into effect if she were the queen of the world. Some will answer with a serious statement, such as bring prayer back to public school, while other women will answer with something more lighthearted. When everyone arrives, have each woman read from her card. Laughter and discussions are sure to follow.

Bible Trivia Games

Bible trivia games are not only fun to play at a women’s Bible study, but help the players learn more about the Bible in the process. One Bible trivia game that is particularly appropriate for a women’s Bible is a trivia about the women of the Bible. Ask questions such as, “Who was 90 years old when she gave birth to a child?” and have each women team up with a partner to answer the question. Give extra points if the team is able to supply a Bible reference with the answer. In the Bible, Sarah became a mother at the age of 90 (Genesis 17:15-17). Other Bible trivia games can be about general biblical themes, or choose trivia questions about a particular book, chapter or subject that the group has recently studied.

Moral Issues Games

Women’s Bible study groups often deal with moral and social issues and how those issues relate to the Bible and biblical principles. Tackle some hard issues through fun games. Before the women arrive for Bible study, write some moral dilemma situations on small slips of paper. When the women arrive, ask the question, “What would you do if….” and ask each person to draw a slip of paper and answer the question written on it as honestly as possibly. For instance, someone may draw a slip of paper that says, “Found $10,000 in a bag at the laundromat.” The woman then has to answer what she would do in that situation. Another fun moral game is “Two Truths and a Lie.” Each woman shares three factual-sounding things about her life, but only two of the statements are true. The other players try to guess which is the lie. This game will bring-up the topic of honesty and lying.

Other Fun Games for Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Bible study should be a place of self-exploration and expression. Write the word “ME” in large bubble letters on a piece of paper and reproduce it so every women has a copy. Hand out magazines and ask each participant to cut out pictures that pertain to her. These can be images that represent hobbies, family life or can be representative of a spiritual victory, battle or defeat. Finding pictures and sharing with others will not only be fun, but will help women get to know each other and themselves better.

Games that encourage each others are also appropriate for women’s Bible study. Write every woman’s name on a piece of paper and put them in a bowl. Have each woman secretly pick the name of another member who she can encourage that week. Encouragement can come simply as an encouraging note or Scripture written on a handmade card or a fresh flower brought to her workplace.

 
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How to Lace Air Max 95 Shoes

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Nike produces the Air Max 95 which employs a standard looping system located along the tongue of the shoe for lacing. Consumers of the Nike Air Max 95 shoes will find the laces are included in the original sale and the shoes might even be pre-laced. The standard laces and lacing techniques provided by a retailer may not be the exact style or lace pattern you wish to display on your Nike Air Max 95 shoes. You can re-lace your shoes using only your fingers and laces.

Position one of your Air Max 95 shoes so that the toe end is located closest to you.

Measure the middle point of the shoe lace by holing both ends together and following the lace with your fingers from the ends to the middle. Pinch the middle of the lace and insert one of the ends into the horizontal lace loop located at the base of the tongue. Position the lace so the middle of the lace that you pinched is situated in the middle of the horizontal lace loop.

Thread the right end of the lace into the right vertical lace loop directly next to the horizontal lace loop at the base of the tongue. Pull the lace tight and prevent it from slipping by pinching the horizontal lace loop. Take the right end of the lace and cross over the tongue of the shoe, inserting it into the second vertical lace loop from the end of the shoe on the left side. The Air Max 95′s tongue is equipped with vertical loops and you may thread the lace through the tongue if you wish.

 
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Bringing it to the masses

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

So, the Nike Air Max Zero was placed on hold only to be officially released in 2016. The Nike Air Max 1 then would become the first commercially introduced running shoe that featured the Nike Air-Sole technology with Visible Air unit. The next step was bringing this revolutionary technology to the people. Nike was a marketing machine and already had phenom, Michael Jordan, donning their NBA-banned Air Jordan 1 silhouette as well as their Air Force 1s (thats a whole other story). Nike definitely had the pull power to influence the youth and athletes alike. Many would consider the Nike Air Max 1 to be the first mass marketed shoe.

Nike utilized the talent on their roster and created an ad campaign around the Air Max and visible Air-Sole unit. The visible air-unit was a window, a gateway to the future, a symbol of Nikes unrivaled research and engineering in sportswear. For their now famous TV 1987 Nike Air Max 1 ad, Nike would use Beatles hit record, Revolution as the soundtrack, fitting considering it resonated with the revolution that the Nike Air Max 1 was leading. This was also the first time that a Beatles song was used in an ad, making the commercial all the more powerful.

 
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30 Years ahead of its time, the Air Max Zero

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Many people credit the Air Max 1 as being the first in the illustrious line of Nike Air Max shoes to feature the groundbreaking visible Air Unit. A little known fact, however, the Air Max Zero was in actuality designed before the 1s – only to be put on hold. Tinker Hatfield knew that this revolutionary innovation and design would be hard for some to wrap their heads around and admire, and although he wanted to take his radical idea as far as he could, even he admitted that the Air Max Zero was a step too far.

Hatfield felt that there were too many progressive ideas infused into the shoe that would make it too drastic a first step. Incredibly, almost 30 years later the shoe was released and few would have felt that the shoe was designed in 1987. This is a telling tribute of the ingenuity of Tinker Hatfield, a visionary years ahead of his time.

 
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Nike Air Max Technology

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Although Tinker Hatfield was the one who designed the window feature and visible Air-Sole unit, David Forland, the Director of Cushioning Innovation, was already working on improving the Air-Sole technology. Former NASA engineer Marion Frank Rudy is credited with actually creating the Air technology. It evolved because Forland found that he could add more air by rotating the bag that enclosed it; eventually giving birth to the Air Max which was able to hold more air then any of its predecessors.

Forland was able to innovate and inject more air into the Air-Sole unit to give more cushioning, and also lessen the foam in the midsole as much possible without sacrificing the sneakers durability and performance. Gradually the visible Air-Sole unit was extended and able to be extended to the forefoot of the shoe as well as the heel, and then even further to the entire sole, and then even further with the complete elimination of foam and a full-length Air-Sole unit. Quite literally, you were running and walking on air.

 
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Nike Air Max Story

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Nike has always had an eclectic palette from which their design inspirations have been drawn from, so its no surprise that Tinker Hatfields inspiration for the Nike Air Max line was the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Originally hired as a corporate architect designing office spaces, showrooms, and stores, Hatfield was asked to become a part of the shoe design team.

Hatfield himself said that all elements of design, architecture and shoe design included, are a culmination of art, science, and culture. On a visit to Paris, France, Hatfield came across one of the most controversial buildings in the French capital; Centre Georges Pompidou. This machine-like structure looked like it was inside out, everted with everything exposed. The building was also brightly colored so it could be noticed from far away and stand out. This beautiful disaster that Renzo Piano designed would become the inspiration that Hatfield would take back to Nikes Beaverton Campus and then put the wheels in motion for what would be called, Nike Air Max and the iconic visible air unit.

 
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Comfortable and light Nike Air Max 90 Sale Cheap Sneakerboot Women On Sale

On January 30, 2018, in Air Max, by BdBlackHat

Comfortable and light Nike Air Max 90 Sale Cheap Sneakerboot Women On Sale

NIKE’s Air Max sneaker, released in 1987, marks the beginning of visible technology. Since then, each generation of Air Max sports shoes has improved on the basis of previous, providing more robust shock, but also highlights the growing ability to innovate. In the end, the revolution came to an end through the launch of Air Max 360, the first pair of running shoes without a midsole. Also based on this new Air Max unit, NIKE’s shoe designer, Andrew Caine, was inspired to create revolutionary Air Max180 running shoes.

The transparent Pebax cage packs and supports Nike’s Air-Sole unit, using the Air Max to give the heel an excellent cushioning Light mesh shoes with good breathability Waffle Fill soles are flexible, soft and durable, and flex grooves enhance flexibility The insole which is suitable for the arch foot is articulated The outer straps of the heel strengthen the comfort of the heel The heel BRS1000 carbon black rubber, with a curved recess, allows the feet to move naturally The curved grooves in the front foot allow the feet to move naturally
Comfortable and light Nike Air Max 2015 Fire Red Blue Black Grey For Cheap

 
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