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Body Shop Open House

The Bud Clary Paint and Collision Center recently invited agents and representatives from local insurance companies to our facility in Longview for a behind-the-scenes look at our auto repair processes and updated technology.

Guests enjoyed refreshments, guided tours and presentations on body shop repair techniques and processes.

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Celebrities Use Humor To Fight Back Against Health Insurance Industry

What do America Ferrera and Jack Black have in common? Besides being Hollywood stars and known for their comedic prowess, the actress and actor are both working with a pro-healthcare reform group to protest against lobbyists seeking to weaken the law.

Health Care For America Now (HCAN) is spearheading the effort. They are fighting against groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 60 Plus Association, and America Crossroads. These groups heavily oppose the Obama administration’s health insurance plan reform for several reasons–including the potential for increased taxes (which could hurt small businesses), and predicted cuts to Medicare Advantage programs for senior citizens. Despite their different justifications, these organizations have a common goal: influencing next month’s midterm elections.

If Republicans take back Congress, they have pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act. While President Obama is guaranteed to veto such bills as long as he is in office, GOP legislators can have a significant impact on a state level. Several states have ballot propositions that would forbid anybody from imposing an individual mandate on their residents.

In the case of healthcare reform supporters, this would be a disaster. They claim that the aformentioned lobbying and industry groups are spreading propaganda to scare Americans. Therefore, they are using humor to create their own viral video propaganda.

The video makes fun of “corporate liars for hire”–organizations that have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to overturn the law. Black and Ferrera play key roles in a series of videos called “The Misinformant.” The main character, Nathan Spewman, is a parody of corporate shills that will stop at nothing to make money, including lying.

Purportedly misleading ads about how reform will harm existing health insurance plans are just one example of what HCAN decries.

Will the skewering work? It is possible: Comedy Central TV shows have become some of the most potent political weapons for progressives. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are funnymen, yet they have developed serious influence. HCAN, however, may appear as just another liberal interest group entering the fray.

Yamileth Medina is an up and coming expert on Health Insurance and Healthcare Reform. She aims to help people realize that they can find quality health insurance plans right now. Yamileth lives in Miami, FL.

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Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #29: Toyota Highlander and SUV crash tests

Test results are in for the Toyota Highlander, both in Consumer Reports tests and crash tests done by IIHS. Some midsized SUVs did poorly in the crash test, …

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Dow Automotive Systems Returns as an Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Dow Automotive Systems Returns as an Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor
Dow Automotive Systems, a technology-driven solutions provider offering a broad range of innovative, technician friendly and price-competitive, advanced glass replacement adhesive technologies, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Auto Glass Week …
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Northern regents ax programs to shore up budget
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Insurance Industry Trends — Towers Watson

Towers Watson, in cooperation with the International Insurance Society (IIS), recently conducted a survey of more than 500 insurance experts to learn which m…
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Consumer Reports designs new car seat crash test

Car crashes are a leading cause of death among young children. A new child car seat safety test developed by Consumer Reports is designed to better mimic rea…
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This crash test between a modern sedan and the classic 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air shows just how far passenger protection has come in the last fifty years. The I…
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Latest Insurance Institute For Safety News

2015 Audi A3 Rated Top Safety Pick+ By Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
The 2015 Audi A3 has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This is their highest safety rating available. In addition to receiving this top safety rating from the IIHS, the 2015 Audi A3 also earned an …

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety & Intelligent Car Coalition Talk

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety & Intelligent Car Coalition Talk
The Telematics Update event Advanced Automotive Safety USA 2014 (July 8-9, Hotel Baronette Renaissance, Novi, MI) has a brand new angle for 2014 to reflect the movement of advanced safety technology from theory to reality. It will include discussion on …
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released crash test results for
The Chevrolet Equinox and the GMC Terrain are the only two vehicles to earn the top rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which conducted a challenging crash test on nine popular midsize SUVs. The test replicates what happens when the …
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The Dorking Desk Shop Website Now Updated With Latest Stock

(PRWEB UK) 20 April 2014

The Dorking Desk Shop, a leading antique dealer for more than 40 years, is pleased to say that they now maintain a list of their current stock on their website. Due to the nature of the antique industry, it has been difficult for many stores to maintain a comprehensive list of their products or to provide a price range to their clients. However, the improving technologies associated with updating websites have enabled The Dorking Desk Shop to provide guests with a stock list of all of the items they hold in stock.

While many people will assume that the shop only sells desks, this would be a misconception. The updated stock list on the site contains a large number of items, including; art, beds, barographs, barometers, chests, cabinets, carpets, clocks, desk accessories and chairs, linen, mirrors, sideboards and a whole host of other items. Desks will always be the most common item found at The Dorking Desk Shop, but even the wide variety of desks on offer will ensure that there is something for everyone. The store regularly offers writing tables, dressing tables, roll top desks and dining tables amongst their stock range. Anyone that is keen to see the widest selection of antique furniture Hampshire has to offer should check out what The Dorking Desk shop offers.

In addition to providing the widest range of antique furniture Berkshire can provide, the shop provides a restoration service. This is a hugely vital service for many clients and the team members are more than happy to offer their experience and expertise on such matters. Whether a client is looking to bring their furniture back to former glories so that they can sell it or just so it can take price of place in a home, The Dorking Desk Shop is the team, that can bring new life to cherished items.

The store also offers a valuation service, which is highly recommended for people that are looking to have their antique items insured. In the current climate, updating content insurance is essential for homeowners and anyone that has an antique item in their home will feel far more comfortable if they have sufficient insurance in place.

Although The Dorking Desk Shop tries to maintain many of the values that have served them well over the years, the store knows that they have to move with the times. The placing of their current stock list onto their website provides an opportunity for all of their clients to stay in touch with what the shop has to offer.

About The Dorking Desk Shop:

The Dorking Desk Shop has been running for more than 40 years, and the company is located in the heart of a thriving antique sector between London and Brighton. Although the firm is regarded as being a desk specialist, they provide a wide range of antique furniture and items.

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