Whenever you met with an accident, have you ever thought who was guilty of that? I

you never. But, on the second note, you must have thought about finding the guilty and let him compensate. If you met with the accident of others negligence, then it is the country’s law that you have to get the compensation on the behalf. It is not only the mode of moneymaking, but that can be very helpful to the person in the crisis. The compensation can help him recover the financial losses; he has gone through. However, these compensations cannot help with mental recovery, but financial recovery can support him/her. Therefore, if your family or friend is in such a situation, just don’t let them sit back without fighting for their rights.

How Can Personal Lawyer Help You?

Now, to help you recover you’re lost, a personal injury lawyer can help you. Let us understand how personal injury lawyers can help you? Well, while we move further, let us first know who they are? So, a personal injury lawyer is a person who files for your case if you are injured physically or mentally. Also, he is with you if you’re in a case of negligence of a person, company and government. You can claim for all with them. When you hire them, they look into your case and learn the pros and cons of the case. And, you are entitled to compensation; they will help you to gain that. For such a case, a personal injury lawyer needs to be highly experienced and knowledgeable.

What Role can a Lawyer Play?

If you live with the locals, you just got the best option of personal injury lawyers. They can help you in your recovery with winning aspects. On the other hand, the professional will surely help you punish the culprit. Overall, the personal injury lawyer here is highly knowledgeable and has good knowledge of laws and civil rules. However, their duty and responsibility are highly distinct. They must watch out for the rules and professional duties to fulfil keep minding the limits and criteria assigned by the court and bar council to them. Hence, they have to fight to keep ethics restrain.
Further, the biggest responsibility is to inquire about the prospects and the clients. This is the judging process, which helps in collecting the evidence and proof in favour of clients. Then come to a very wide role in the case. This is about fighting for a client’s justice. The professional has to work under ethics and argue with the public prosecutor to get justice for their clients. At whatever point you met with a mishap, have you at any point thought who was blameworthy of that? I surmise, you never. However, on the subsequent note, you probably contemplated seeing the liable and allowed him to redress.

So, if you ever get in such a situation, you must get yourself personal injury lawyers for you. They will get your compensation in your hand with your justice.

When I was living in my car, the biggest trouble for me was having a meal. I had to endure weeks of bread and cream cheese, because I had no idea what else I could eat without cooking. Eating out wasn’t an option either since it would cost me $20 a day just to keep myself from being hungry. So I had to find a solution. I found I could cook pasta with just a microwave! Here is how:

What you’ll need:
1. Microwave safe container
2. Access to a microwave (mine was college cafeteria or gas station)
3. Mini farfalles
4. Marinara of your choice
5. Shredded cheese of your choice
6. Water

Step 1:
Pour the farfalles into the container and fill it with water until all farfalles are completely submerged in water.

Step 2:
Let farfalles and water sit there for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 3:
Carefully extract the water out of the farfalles. You will find the farfalles have soften because it absorbed water. The color, however, is lighter than if boiled under the stove.

Step 4:
Pour Marinara sauce on the farfalles and shredded cheese.

Step 5:
Put them all in the microwave and turn it on for about 1-2 minutes.

Step 6:
Carefully remove your delicious pasta. Bon appetit!

At 5am this morning the plague that is world terror strikes yet again, this time in Madrid, Spain outside of a Civil Guard Police barracks. Basque separatist group ETA is at this time held accountable for the attack that has injured over 46 people including 38 children. According to Spanish authorities ETA has killed over 800 people in Spain and France over the past 40 years. This is their most significant attack since a major decrease in the group due to imprisonment of several high profile members.

ETA surfaced in 1968 and has since been fighting an urban battle against local governments for an independent state in Southern France and Northern Spain. The decimation they leave behind is their sick idea of a normal politician’s campaign trail.

Spanish officials noted the blast leaving a crater in the ground over 20 feet deep and blowing the entire side off of the 14 story police barracks. The explosives were so powerful that the car harboring the weapon stock was found approximately 230 feet away. It’s a miracle that nobody was killed by the flying automobile!

Even more miraculous is that there were no casualties in the blast and Spanish authorities will no doubt be imprisoning more members of ETA for the attack. To me it appears that ETA has dealt itself the worst blow of all. What’s your take?

Every year dozens of new bike gear lines are launched. The products from these lines are intended to make biking easier, safer and more efficient. However, not every product lives up to its claims. This, however, does not seem to be the case with bike suspension system RockShox Revelation 426.

RockShox, Inc.

The manufacturer of RockShox Revelation 426 is RockShox. This is a public company that is located in San Jose, California. It has about 300 employees and produces a sales revenue of over $102.2 million. Incorporated in 1989, RockShox specializes in designing, manufacturing and selling high performance gear and parts for bikes.

Key Features of RockShox Revelation 426

The Revelation 426 suspension system has a lot of great key features. It has: dual air springs, a 1-1/8 steerer made from butted aluminum, magnesium lowers, motion control lockout that has an external rebound adjuster and floodgate, a forged 6061 T-6 aluminum cross and a low friction anodized upper tube. In total this setup weighs about 3.75 pounds.

Pros of RockShox Revelation 426

After reading a lot of different user reviews of this product I found that there were several features that the Revelation 426 has that people seem to like. First of all the price seems to be more than reasonable for the quality and performance of this suspension product. It retails for about $465-$475. Next it is lightweight. A lot of bikers from various skill levels liked this feature. Finally this fork is easy to adjust. This makes it a great product for beginners as well as intermediate and advance riders.

Cons of RockShox Revelation 426

While the Revelation 426 had several features that people just loved, it also has a few glitches that you need to know about before you pay nearly $500 for this fork. The most complaints about this product dealt with the kicker type jumps, linear travel issues, U turn jams and problems with the low speed dumping. However, these problems seem to be endemic of Revelation models and not limited to this particular product.

Dexter Benjamin spends his work day the way most bike messengers in New York City do: cycling from pick-up to drop-off location as quickly as possible while dodging traffic, pedestrians and whatever else might be in his way. Bike messengers are an exclusive breed, so being one makes Dexter unique right off the bat. So what is it that separates him from the rest?

If you happen to be walking the city streets and have the privilege of seeing Dexter flash by, the words that will come out of your mouth will most likely be, ‘did you just see that?’ New Yorkers know there is no mistaking Dexter Benjamin on the job, for he’s the only one-legged bike messenger you’ll see racing through the streets of New York.

If you ever have a conversation with Dexter, he’ll probably say that he’s a messenger first, and a cyclist second, but that’s just the resolute passion for his lively hood shining through. The occupation of bike messenger isn’t for the faint hearted. The more packages you deliver, the more money you make, so the qualifications that rank highest for a bike messenger application are always going to be cycling speed and agility. And Dexter Benjamin has these qualities and much much more. Dexter Benjamin didn’t always spend his days cycling, so how did he get to where he is today?

The Accident

Dexter Benjamin was born in Trinidad, and up until a Sunday afternoon in January of 1983, he had both of his legs and he used them to cycle to his uncle’s house to work as a carpenter. On that fateful day, as he was cycling to work he was hit by a water truck. Dexter was rolling down a steep hill and noticed that a water truck was speeding around a corner at the bottom. A boy had walked out into the path of the oncoming vehicle and Dexter realized that the truck did not see the boy. Dexter darted towards the boy, threw himself off his bike and pushed the boy out of the road.

His right leg was hit by the truck. The damage was so severe that the next day with several broken bones and a crushed knee, the leg was amputated. Even at that point, Dexter knew that his life wasn’t over; he just knew that it was forever going to be different.

Before the accident Dexter had entertained the thought of competing in the Olympics in either boxing or the shot put. Even though these dreams were no longer feasible, Dexter still envisioned a career in athletics. About a year after he lost his leg, Dexter ran a half marathon race (13.1 miles) on crutches in Trinidad. He finished second in the disabled category.

Recognizing that Dexter had great athletic potential, the New York Achilles Athletic Club sponsored Dexter in the New York Marathon. In 1986 Achilles invited Dexter to run the marathon; they provided him with a plane ticket to New York as well as a stipend for his remaining expenses. Dexter finished the race in 7 and a half hours. Trinidad welcomed him home with open arms and crowd roaring cheers. Dexter felt like a hero. But when Dexter returned to New York for the marathon in 1987, he stayed.

How He Got Started

While Trinidad was his home and his starting place, Dexter believed that New York would be a better place to further his athletic career, so after the 1987 marathon he remained in the city. However, his sponsorship money quickly ran out, and Dexter found himself alone, with no money and no place to live. He ended up panhandling in Grand Central Station and slept in homeless shelters. While he made decent money panhandling, Dexter was not proud that he had reached beggar status.

Considering his handicap, Dexter found a solution to his problem in a very unlikely source. The booming economy of the late 80’s combined with the scarcity of the latest in technological advances allowed people with the ability to read and ride a bicycle to make decent money delivering packages. A Trinidadian friend who owned a courier service told him about this great opportunity so Dexter quickly put together money to buy a bike.

Dexter was excited about his new career, but before he could even begin, he had to learn how to ride a bike again. Dexter was a natural athlete, but cycling with one leg posed some problems. The first time he tried to take a right turn he ended up on the ground. Dexter practiced turning in tight circles and even used rocks to set up slalom course in central park so that he could practice weaving and dodging, skills that would come in handy once on the crowded city streets. A week after Dexter bought his bike, he started his new career.

The Rest is History

Dexter lost a bike a year for 6 years straight, but now his customized ride makes cycling easier than ever (and makes it harder for people to steal as well). His Dura-Cycle set him back about $1400, but the customized bike features a left-side drivetrain with a 49-tooth chain and a 15-tooth fixed gear which allows the pedal to come up and meet him. He also has straps attached to his bike that allow him to carry his crutches as he rides. This enables him to easily get from his bike to his clients.

When Dexter is cycling, you can always see a smile on his face. This job not only allowed him to make a living, but it also gave him his pride back. In an occupation that continues to dwindle, Dexter still pushes to make ends meet, but he knows that this is the job that he’s supposed to be doing. If you ask him how long he plans to ride for, his answer will always be: ‘until I die.’ Dexter gets by on doing what he knows best. He’s a messenger, a cyclist, an inspiration – a survivor.

We all remember the attack on U.S. soil September 11, 2001. Almost every person can remember exactly what they were doing and where they were when those planes hit the twin towers of New York. I do. I was doing dishes after sending my children off to school and received a phone call to turn on the news. We kept the television on for days watching the events unfold and feeling like many other Americans…helpless.

Over the 12 years since the attack, our nation has been watching our military fight desperately for our safety and freedom. We have felt the sting of those lost in these battles. Patriotism has been almost non-existent since the attacks as most people feel they have to “go with the flow” and have no say.

September 11, 2013, brought about a different attitude across the nation. Bikers from across the country decided to gather together to show the world that we have not forgotten the attacks or lives lost. The display was heartfelt and overwhelming. We couldn’t participate in the event, but we watched all posts online and were brought to tears several times as 1.2 million patriots rode into Washington D.C. to protest the Muslims at the scheduled Million Muslim March. This country was on its feet Wednesday, September 11, 2013, and pride was beginning to show again.

There was a feeling of hope in the air for peace and more American flags were flying. This was the best display of patriotism I have ever seen, and I am so proud to be an American. Thank you Bill Williamson, Belinda Bee and John Mullins for coordinating this fantastic event. Let your pride shine.

Charles Cavera is a man who rides 20 miles on his bike every day to his job at McDonalds in Lexington. He is 43 years old and lives in Yuma, Tennessee. Before he moved to Tennessee he was a bike messenger in Chicago, Illinois for 20 years. I asked Cavera why he rides his bike to work every day.

“Because I got a D.U.I. and lost my license because there are no jobs out here. The only reason I ride my bike is because I don’t have the money to buy me a scooter to get to work on” he answered. I asked him if was charged with Driving under the Influence in Illinois or Tennessee. He said it happened in Tennessee after he moved there.

I asked him if he lost any weight since he has been riding his bike to work every day.

“No just a little” Cavera answered. I asked him to tell me more about himself.

“I’m not political. I live with my sister and my niece and nephew. Anything that will get me from points A to Z. When the weather is bad I just keep riding. I used to be a bike messenger in Chicago so it’s all the same except there are more hills here.” Cavera added.

I asked if he had any stories about being a bike messenger.

“Well not really just been hit a few times that’s all” he said. Cavera stated that he wasn’t injured but had some back trouble and went back to work right away. “Yeah had to. I couldn’t pay my bills sitting at home. I just know if you don’t work you don’t eat.” he said.

I asked if he had any hobbies or interests.

“Walking, cycling, watching TV. Well I used to volunteer at the homeless shelters in Chicago. I used to help alcoholics and drug addicts find homes and get them off the street and in general I’m poor and in need of help and write if anyone wants to donate a scooter my email address is caveracharles@yahoo.com. “

“Oh and I’m a Christian.You can put that in there also if you want” he added. Charles was on his way to church. He said he attends a Pentecostal Church.

Mid-range video cards are in between the cheap $20 video cards that are only powerful enough for surfing the web, and the expensive $400+ video cards that are for extreme gaming enthusiasts and graphics developers. While this may seem like a niche market, mid-range video cards are actually very popular, simply because they give you a good balance between price and performance.

In this guide I’ll share with you some tips on buying a good mid-range video card for your PC.

Is a mid-range video card right for you?

If you’re needing a new video card that can handle most every game on the market, but you don’t want to spend a fortune then a mid-range video card is a good choice. Likewise, if you’re just starting out in the graphical arts business and can’t afford one of the higher-end video cards then you can buy a cheap mid-range video card in the meantime.

However, if all you plan on doing is surfing the internet and watching movies then you really don’t need as much power that a mid-range video card has and would probably be better off with a cheaper video card.

Picking a brand and manufacturer

When it comes to video cards, the brand and manufacturer make a huge difference.

The two main manufacturers are Nvidia and AMD (Formerly ATI). These two companies make the majority of all video cards you’ll find on the market. The biggest differences between the two are the specs of the video cards, the video drivers they offer and of course the price.

Which of the two manufacturers has the better mid-range video cards can change every couple months, so you’ll want to keep on eye on the video card market and look for the latest news on new video cards coming out so you can make an educated decision.

Although there are only two manufacturers, there are many brands and each brand will make different adjustments to the video card and will often use a different cooler from one another, and of course each brand also has their own warranty and return policies. You’ll want to look into each brand to see which one fits your needs the best.

Avoiding big box stores

While stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Target and others do sell video cards, these are often only the lower end video cards and on the rare chance one does have a mid-range video card for sale, chances are it’s either outdated or incredibly overpriced.

When shopping for mid-range video cards you’re best bet is either a local computer hardware store, or online stores such as Newegg.

Old is new

Often video cards that were once top of the line will become as cheap as a new mid-range video card once newer video cards take the spotlight. Sometimes these cards will even be faster than the newer mid-range video cards while still being just as cheap.

One, or two?

Some mid-range video cards can also be connected together using either Nvidia’s SLI or AMD’s CrossFireX. Doing this can significantly increase your computer’s graphics processing power, possibly even enough to match one of the higher end video cards.

If this interests you then you may want to look for mid-range video cards that can be linked together.

Since the tragic events of 911, travel has become a lot more complicated. And for the elderly person traveling alone it can be a huge undertaking. As a caretaker a large part of the responsibility will fall on you. Oftentimes the elderly choose not to travel because of the many challenges involved. But with proper planning this can be less of an obstacle. Here are some helps to help in your preparation for their trip.

Book a flight well in advance if possible – Take into consideration the time that you schedule a flight. Don’t make it too early, especially if it is during the week. Concerns about being in rush hour, is not something that you need to concern yourself with. Additionally you will be competing with business travelers in those early morning hours. Many business travelers often travel first class thus lessening the choice for those prime seats being available for the older traveler if their wallet can afford it. Elderly people don’t like to be in a rush because it tends to make them anxious and uncomfortable.

Make a list of medications that will be needed – Write down all medications that will need to travel with them. Pack them the day before, leaving out only what they will need for the day of travel. This should be taken with them in a carry-on bag in case their luggage is lost.

Make a list of clothes to pack – Keep in mind that there is a weight limit on what they can have in their luggage. Expect to pay more if you exceed that limit. The place that they will be staying will likely have a washer and dryer that they can use. Make sure to pack a light jacket or sweater as the elderly tend to get cold a lot.

Walker and canes – These “must-have” devices are necessities for many elderly people who are traveling. It makes their lives more functional and makes them more independent. Bulky items like wheelchairs may possibly be rented upon your arrival at their final destination. Check with the airline carrier to ask about stipulations on items such as oxygen tanks or other medical equipment before making your reservations. There may be restrictions and extra charges.

Cell phone and chargers – Make sure these are carried on with them if they own one. Mobile phones allow the elderly to keep in contact with the outside world even while away on their vacation.

Toiletry items such as lotion, deodorant, toothpaste and creams might be best purchased upon arrival at their destination. Too often travelers pack these items in larger sizes which are not allowed to be carried on. Instead of wasting money, have them purchase smaller ones when they get to their final destination or let their hosts know that they will need to purchase them.

Leave well in advance of the flight departure – Take in consideration that things sometimes might happen en route such as car trouble or a host of other problems. By giving yourself enough time you can hopefully thwart off those anxious moments of worry that the elderly sometimes have when obstacles are presented.

Conclusion

While it may take a little more consideration when preparing an elderly person for airplane travel, in many cases it can be something doable.

The seats are out of your MG Midget, and makes the car look positively roomy! Set aside those seats for now – we’ll get back to them at a later date. Your focus now is to remove the rest of the interior, because you’ll likely need to treat the metal underneath for surface rust.

Don’t forget – CHOCK and DISCONNECT – chock the wheels, and disconnect the negative battery cable.

Starting with the “highest” items, and using your baggies, “Sharpie” and digital camera, start removing the rest of the interior.

At the top of each doorway behind each seat, there’s a “finisher” – a small piece of chrome that covers the doorway trim and protects the doorway edges. There is a small plastic “hook” screwed on the inside of the car, and a small screw in the doorway itself – unscrew both, mark as driver’s side or passenger side, and drop the parts and their screws in their own baggies – remember that LH / RH thing…

In the footwell near the door opening, if it still exists, you’ll find the door strap. It’s used to stop the door from opening too far and denting the exterior body. If your car is like mine, one of your door straps rotted away at some point and of course, someone opened the door too far, putting a vertical dent in the body behind the front fender. Sigh!

The footwell strap side is held by two metal brackets and three screws. The door strap side is held by a semicircular shaped piece of metal that rotates on a rivet – use a small standard screwdriver to rotate the metal piece into the strap itself, and pull the strap from the door.

My MG still had a “clamp” at the top of the door trim near the dash. Many cars don’t have this any longer – if you do, gently wiggle a small standard screwdriver under the clamp and pull the clamp open enough to slide it off the trim.

Now, in each doorway, pull the trim off the edge of the doorway. On my car, the previous restorer did not use adhesive to hold the trim in place, so it pulled off fairly easily. You may need to wiggle a metal blade putty knife under the trim to pull it loose.

The glove box is next. The glove box is a fragile, paper based body with a heavier, vinyl covered door. The body is held with a number of screws above and below the body – just search them out, and carefully unscrew each. Also remove the curved bracket that lets the glove box door open and close with control. Wiggle the glove box out of it’s position – take care and don’t tear the body.

Many restorers would recommend replacing the body of a glove box. The body of mine was warped but intact – no rips, just ripples. So I kept mine, but you’ll have to look at yours and decide for yourself.

Aren’t you glad you are using the baggie and “Sharpie” system? You’ve probably already got a dozen bags already…

Now I’d remove the vinyl panels inside the car. Each unscrews from the car body, or has been glued to the car itself. If the panel is screwed to the car body, it likely (or should have) a grommet that fits like a washer or donut around the screw head. This distributes the “hold area” of the screw, and reduces the chance that the screw head will tear right through your new, expensive vinyl panel!

If your car still has the radio console, work on this next – look for the screws holding it to the firewall, and gently pull the case away from the wall. TAKE PICTURES of what wire goes where!! Disconnect the wires – you may have to figure out just how they connect – and coil up the ends and bind them up out of the way. NOTE – you should NOT have to cut any wires, if the car stayed true to the original wiring plan.

And do you still have the ashtray on the hump? That’s held with two screws – it should have a top, a short rod holding the top to the base, the base and a removable tray for ashes. That comes off next. Bag it up!

Lastly, remove the seatbelts – big bolts holding the belts to the body on very sturdy anchors. Remember that LH / RH thing. I ended up having to replace mine since the shoulder strap spring mechanism would no longer catch, but you may get lucky. Frankly, if your seat belts are worn, torn or seriously sun faded, consider replacing this important safety feature.

Now put your sturdy gloves on and pull out the carpeting. This was the dirtiest, smelliest part of my deconstruction. The carpet was shredded in places, was snapped to the body here and there, was glued and screwed, and the last restorer used duct tape to hold things together. Make sure you get it all out – use your adhesive removal chemical if needed – it all has to come off. I did find some coins here and there – a contribution of about $0.53 towards the $4500.00 materials cost!

If you are really unlucky, a previous owner put some sort of sound deadening material under the carpet. Depending on what was used, this is a miserable, tedious, sticky mess to remove. I’d suggest going through the effort to remove it – you want to make sure there’s no rust underneath – so it has to come out. I used a metal blade putty knife with a combination of heat from a hair dryer and adhesive remover to get all of mine out, and it took……..hours.

But – congratulations! With a few hours of work, and about 40+ baggies, you’ve removed a big part of the car’s interior! In the next article, we’ll attack the door panels and discuss what to do with the dash.