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Old thread that never gets old>>The Ron Paul Insider SECRET Thread ... UPDATE #13 Just in!

UPDATE.....this thread has turned out to be a gem of info. Thanks to all who have added stuff. I have read every one of your comments....they are all golden. Anybody out their in any other field of work, please add more SECRETS! I just found another one for roof Moss... I will add it as #9.
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THIS WILL BE the most important thread of your life....You understand stuff that I don't know...right??? I have secrets that you don't know? Right? Well.....Show me yours.....and I will do the same.......this is the RP show it all thread...
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One of my favorite sayings is "You don't know what you don't know." Right? Well, this will be the "Insider Secret" Ron Paul thread. I will tell you a few secrets that I know...and hopefully you can add to the thread and give us some hints on how to save money. I have hundreds of secrets...and I will add them as I see fit in trade for yours. Here are a few of mine...ready.
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#1 Home Depot......If you set up a contractors account...you get 10% Off forever. You don't have to be a contractor...just say you want to set up a contractors account. Also, if you are in the military, or know somebody in the military...they will give you an EXTRA 10% off Forever. So set up a contractors account with somebody from the military and boom...20% Off on every purchase...I use it all the time. This works at LOWES also. If they give you any trouble...just say (The other Store) was going to do it....Done!
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#2 PAINT.....I know it sounds crazy...but after buying and remodeling home after home this is one of the little secrets that will save you a sh*t load of time and money. Never use paint from Home Depot or Loews. I only use Miller. This paint is the bad boy. It costs more up front..but saves you a fortune in the end. One coat done. NOTE: I do not work for nor am I associated with Miller Paint...LOL. This Paint is the best. You will not believe the difference. It goes on smooth....and it is so thick and has all of the right stuff to make the room perfect. You will buy 4 TIMES the paint in the BEHR brand to try and cover a room because it is so bad. I have done it. Coat after coat...nightmare. Miller paint.....there is a reason why they have stores that sell just paint! Try it...it is a dream. Also....spend the extra money on good brushes and rollers.....same thing. You get what you pay for. If you buy the right brush....you don't even have to tape off the molding or corners because the brush is so accurate. Do some research.
UPDATE: I have been painting and staining and I was told to buy the best brush I could. I bought a $28 Purdy Paint brush. As I was checking out...I was thinking "If this thing does not work like my friend says it does..I am bringing it right back." I have never spent $28 on a paint brush...are you kidding me? Well....I am humbled. I will never buy another garbage paint brush ever. No streaks, No lines, you can cut lines like a pro. No bristles falling out...I mean this is HEAVEN. I take good care of this baby...I already forgot to clean one of these and it sat out over night...RUINED. I was so pissed. You have to try one of these brushes. It saves you so much time and looks infinitely better than a cheese ball brush....try it.
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#3 Insurance......I understand this will not work for some people...but it worked for me. My sister told me about Triple "A" car insurance. I was with Progressive and Allstate and I thought I was getting good rates. NOTE you must be a Triple A member which I am because my Dad gets it for me every year for Christmas. My sister was bragging so much about how much she saved on Car and Home Insurance I had to call. I called and gave them all of my info....they came back with quotes of Twice the coverage at 1/2 the price. This call saved me $3500 on my homes and all other Insurance with twice the coverage.
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#4 Electronics....NEVER buy electronic items over the net. I own an electronics store and we see people getting burned every day. If you buy from a local store...you have a full warranty. If you see a cheap price on the Net on something you want, just print it out and bring it to the store. The store will either match the price or come close to it and you have a full warranty. Give them a chance...you will be surprised how willing they are to work with you.
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#5 Any Traffic Ticket....Always plead "Not Guilty" and force the officer to come in for the ticket. 60% of the time the officer will not show up and the ticket is dismissed. If the officer shows up, you have lost nothing and you argue your case and deal with it. Roll the dice...the odds are in your favor. And remember.....With any traffic ticket the goal is to get it DISMISSED, not to have the fine reduced. The actual cost of the ticket is nothing compared to 3 years of increased Insurance rates. Think about it.....1 speeding ticket can double your Insurance for 3 years...Yikes.

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#6 Credit Cards..
Credit Cards can harm you if you are not careful, but if you use them correctly...they are one of the biggest form of protection you can ever have. I wrote an entire book on this subject, and I am going to give you this secret right now. Credit Cards require all merchants to sign a dealer agreement requiring that ME as a seller to YOU as a customer takes care of you. Most consumers have no clue about what I am going top tell you. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO DEBIT CARDS. As a store owner...I have learned the hard way on this one...and then used it to my advantage...are you ready......
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Any time you make a purchase of over $100 or more..make sure you use a CREDIT CARD. The reason for this is for you to be covered in the event that the product or service fails you. To make it really clear...here is how it works. If you pay with your credit card, you just protected yourself 100%. Free Insurance. If you pay with cash...you are done. Even if a Store has a NO REFUND policy....Credit Cards over ride that if you are not happy. Here is the policy that I HAD TO SIGN as a store owner...(Paraphrased). In the merchant Agreement that I sign as a store owner, I have to agree to make all "Card Holders" happy. If they are not "Happy" then I have to agree to the fact that the credit card company at any time can take the money out of my account and refund it to the customer to be able to continue taking that card. THIS IS HUGE. YOU have a responsibility FIRST. In your credit card agreement that you have never read states: YOU MUST MAKE 1 valid attempt to resolve your dispute with the merchant. So go into the store...tell them your problem...if they tell you to "Kick Rocks", just call your credit card company and tell them you have a "DISPUTE". The credit card company has authorization to take the money from the store and give it back to you. YES this is true. It happens that fast. The Credit Card company stands behind you...not the store. Credit card companies do work for you.........

#7 This is a Big One. Arguments!!
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If you can follow this simple rule you will never end up in a full blown argument or ever get in a fight. It is so simple but most people don't, or won't do it. Also, this technique will not work if you are with someone who just thrives on conflict.
When you have a disagreement with somebody and you can see that the potential for an argument or fight is their just try and take a step back (mentally) and verbally ask the other person this simple question..."I see you are passionate about your position, what is the end result that you would like to achieve to make you happy." or some variation of this.
A normal person will stop all arguing and be silent for a moment because logic is very difficult to comprehend in the begging stages of an argument. Then they will tell you what they want...and usually it is something so minute that it is no problem. If it is something that you can not do...at least you have halted the argument and can try and solve the problem. Now realize that there are those people that are too quick to react...and when you say this they may explode on you because either the argument has gotten to far along, or they are one of those people that just can't stop fighting. I use this technique with my girlfriend, friends, family....once you get used to it....it is great.
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#8 STOP PROCRASTINATION This Works...
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I have to give full credit to TONY ROBBINS for this one. I learned this technique 20 years ago with his tape cassette program (Now CD) Personal Power. This little technique is called the "CAN" technique. Like I "CAN" do it. It works on Everything...Here we go.
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C.A.N.
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First you have the letter "C" which stands for "Clarity"...get clear on what you want and understand what the end result is that you want to achieve.
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Second is the letter "A". This letter stands for "ACTION". What action do you need to take right now to get closer to your goal?
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Last...the Letter "N" which is the most important letter. It stands for "NOTICE". You need to notice whether your action is working. If the action is not working then change the action....notice whether that is working....if not...change the action again. It is a simple process that will get you to your goal.
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Tony also tells you of a trick that speeds up the process so you never have to reinvent the wheel. Success leaves clues, so all you have to do is copy somebody else. Very simple.
Lets go through it....say you want to lose 20 pounds. Well, find somebody who has lost 20 pounds and has kept it off for years, do exactly what they did and get the same results. That simple.
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Again....many people hope to make more money....How has that worked out for them? So lets say you want to make more money...
Find somebody who is living the life you think you want. Talk to them, find out what they did or are doing, do the same actions, reap the same reward. It is simple.
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#9 Roof Moss
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First...the safe way to get rid of it is with Oxygen Bleach. Just buy some, mix with water and use a weed sprayer to apply. It is safe for you and the environment. This kills the moss and then you just sweep it off.
To prevent moss from ever coming on your roof again...You need to put a small copper strip under the first lair of shingles with the copper hanging out 3 to 4 inches. As the rain hits the copper...little particles of copper flow down your roof and moss will never grow again. Pretty cool. Here is the video where I found this....GOLDEN!!! ( I found this while dealing with my moss problem on roof_)
http://www.askthebuilder.com/Roof_Moss_Video.shtml
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I am remodeling my Kitchen and was looking for under counter lights as well as above counter lights and I stumbled upon an entire new breed of lights that are incredible. I first found these lights in a local contractors store....and they started at $58 each light....and went up from there. I hate to say this...."I am a China whore" I went to ebay and started doing my searches and have ordered some samples. Well...what I got BLEW ME AWAY!! I ordered these LED under counter lights that actually swivel 45 degree angles....THEY ARE AMAZING....and are better than the ones I found locally for $58 each. They are so bright it is insane...they have to be put on a dimmer. Here is the link...
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-1W-LED-Recessed-Ceiling-Down-Cabinet-L...

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Then I ordered these as a sample......and these you have to be careful.....they are like a spotlight they are so bright....I have never seen anything this bright in such a small package...these would be perfect for lighting a home on solar power...I am going to use these in my hall way and outside under my soffits outside ....NOTE all of these lights come with a step down transformer from 110 to 12V dc.

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LED Lighting is the way to go....

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#11 Photobucket.com
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Now many people here might use another site...but I found this one simple and easy for me. Simple sign up and Simple to use. This site for FREE allows you to upload and store all of your photos and videos. Sure nice if you have a crash!
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This is a good one.....Lowes and Home Depot are always in a battle for your business right? Well you can go on Ebay and buy 10% off or more Lowes coupons that work at Home Depot for a couple bucks! Type in "Lowes" but be careful and be picky. Watch the expiration dates, and be wise! I am using these like crazy. Stack that on your Home Depot 10% Military Discount and your Contractors discount and your ???? discount....here is another 10% it works!
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Solid State Hard Drives......well....hard drives were the only thing lagging most computers. This is the Ultimate Bottleneck in EVERY computer. It has moving parts, and uses magnetic media to store files. Well, I just stepped up to the Solid State Hard Drives. The price has come down...and I do video editing so I wanted to give them a try. I bought 4-64 Gig Drives and they are installed in a RAID configuration. You can look that up if you don't know...and OMG....talk about INCREDIBLE. Windows 7 boots up in seconds. All programs have ZERO lag. Dragging and dropping huge video files is like copy and paste of a paragraph. And if you are a gamer.....well...you will be the first to enter any game online because these drives are so fast. You actually have to sit and wait for other players while you are by yourself...like COD Black Ops. I have been kicked out of rooms because they think I am cheating. These drives make everything on your machine run like water flowing in a huge river.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Samsung-Memory-MZ-5PA064%2fUS-64GB-SATA-...



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Use 25lb weights to simulate

Use 25lb weights to simulate left and right jabs as a daily workout. When attacked used straight quick jabs at the nose then eyes to keep the opponent at a distance. If the opponent is overbearing then kick at the opponents knees as if you were trying to break a 2x4 at a 75 degree angle. This is if the option of running is not available.

One of my favorite posts thus far

I am imagining you explaining this technique with a straight face and it makes me smile. Thanks for the laugh.

Think for yourself. Question authority.

Huge savings on your food budget

Tired of warding off pests to raise your own spinach? Hate taking expensive pill supplements? Still feel hungry at the end of a meal?

Fret no more! With the all-natural wonders of geophagy you can eat all you want and get your minerals, all from an unlimited food source that can be found right in your own backyard.

The cost to you? Just a moment of your time and an appreciation for the delightful and delicious bounty our earth has to offer...

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,525726,...

Good to know...

my coffee is ground every day.

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I knew someone would check the link eventually... you win. :)

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Painting tip.

Ever have your nice caulk job crack within 6 months or a year? Most likely, you did not prime first. Think of the word "prime" (numero uno); always prime first. Make sure you bush it into the crevices you'll be caulking. Use a good quality primer (Benjamin Moore).
Primer is made to create a bond between the sub-strate and the paint. Caulk on raw wood does not create that bond.

Undo what Wilson did

Great tip

this happens to me all the time.

Multi-Use Oil of Oregano

I recommend anyone who hasn't read up on oil of oregano to do so.

My secret for bruising: I swear by oil of Oregano. I have five kiddos and it comes in handy for the toddler stages. It's been a long time since I've had to hold down a screaming child who is objecting to a 20 minute ice treament. I immediately apply one or two drops and it reduces the bruising tramendously because it stops the swelling and breakage of blood vessles. Sometimes I'll apply a few more times over the following day or two. My sister in law is not a nature girl but I have her sold on it. Any mom will be amazed at the difference it makes. I've had my little ones actually bring me the oil for boo-boos. If I ever feel the need to ice a bump I still apply the oregano oil first thing. But with the oregano most don't require ice.

Don't get it in their eyes. It won't damage but it will burn.

I also find a drop or two (less for young children) of oregano to be very effective at calming a cough. I could go on and on about the oil, but it is ALWAYS part of my medicine cabinet (but lives on my nightstand). I only use one brand, Oreganol, the super strength. I am certain that is high quality therefore more potent and effective

With it's mega-multi use qualities, Oregano oil is quite the money saver for all manner ailments.

"It could all be preventable, but we yield to the temptation of a free lunch." Ron Paul

Oil of oregano is TRULY a god send!!!

I swear by this stuff as well! My son has not been on antibiotics since my mom got us to try it EIGHT years ago!!! I have finally convinced many of our family and friends to try it. It is SO awesome to hear one of them in conversation INSISTING someone else try it. ;-)
I use it on rashes, bites, cuts, ect. as well as sickness of any kind. I am now going to try it on bumps as well, thanks!
When used in conjunction with asodopholis, the "bad guys" don't stand a chance!!!

When

mailing a letter: Just reverse the addresses on the envelope and don't put a stamp on it. The post office will "return" the letter for insufficient funds to the address in the upper left hand corner, which turns out to be free delivery. :)

I myself have never tried it, but heard it works well......

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Funny and clever, but still theft..

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Undo what Wilson did

There is always the 2 cent

There is always the 2 cent stamp trick, clever and LEGAL. I use it all the time.

The law requires that (all) one half oz. letters-be delivered anywhere in the Continental US for 2 cents.

1) in the upper right hand corner write:

First Class Non Domestic
Without Predjudice
USC-1-207
bk.12 Statutes At Large
Chapter 71 section 23
37th. Congress Session 111

2) do not use zip code
3) do not abbreviate states

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

So Great Scott... * do you

So Great Scott...
* do you write all of this next to the stamp?
* Have you ever printed this up on a label to stick next to the stamp?
*I CAN use a return Address on the upper left? Just completely spell out "Washington" and no zip right?

I had a stamp made from the

I had a stamp made from the local office supply store, I think it was about 40 bucks, but well worth the time savings. Do not use the abbreviation of the state and zip code for your return address.

There is no Left or Right -- there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you." - Philip Brennan

"Invest only in things that you can stand in front of and pr

REALLY? Never heard of

REALLY? Never heard of this..how interesting...

LOL Crickett...not ever.

LOL Crickett...not ever.

Potato starch

will also work to stop bleeding

inexpensive Quick Clot

This is what we use in the military to stop bleeding on the battle field, you can find it in the dog section of most pet stores for when you cut nails too short.

this will save you a trip to the E R

Note, this will not stop arterial bleeding, but it will stop pretty much anything else.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

We used flour on a dog that had a good gash on his leg

when I was younger. It worked to stop the bleeding.

burned hair will clot blood, too

not arterial, as you noted.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Cayenne pepper will do the same thing

Powdered Cayenne pepper will also stop bleeding by clotting.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I was trying to think of the

I was trying to think of the word cayenne pepper the other day. when i was a kid y dog had pups and one of them was born apparently with a cut artery. my dad only had a minute to save it because it was bleeding so badly. cayenne stopped it instantly

I suspect this is what its

I suspect this is what its based on, it doesn't feel plesant at all, distinctly "burn" like.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Guarenteed rapid/safe weight

Guarenteed rapid/safe weight loss:

HCG injections and diet (start page it)

this extract tricks your body into thinking its pregnant, at the right dose you have no hunger at all and can easily consume 500 calroies or less daily, additionaly unlike "crash dieting" you will only burn your "abnormal" fat supplies (white fat) not structural fat, cartalige, muscle or brown fat.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

thanks, just ordered the oral drops on line

since this is my first time, I ordered the diet kit, with books, recipes, charts, and 2oz 40 day supply for $75...but if I need more, I can go to Amazon and buy the 2oz bottle for as little as $12.

Apparently there is an important regime and sequence to follow; binge the first couple of days, than a low calorie no carb/no sugar diet.

I have never seen so many positive testimonials with glowing details of success as I've seen on the amazon Hcg product.

Your post was perfect timing as I just had to go to Goodwill to buy some *fat clothes* one size up as I've put on about 15lbs on my 5'4" frame.

By the way, my tip is to go to a Goodwill shop in a nice upscale town, and you will get designer/popular labels in excellent to good condition. Sunday is a good sale day at the local one - 25% off clothes. I bought a pair of Ferragamo shoes for $15!

RP R3VOLution

Yes, it defiantly will

Yes, it defiantly will involve some research but it is well worth it.

I went with injections because they are more effective and only taken once daily, but I'm sure oral (at higher doses) is just as effective.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

new thing I learned,

new thing I learned, substitute colloidal silver for the bacterial static water, you won't need a sealed container as colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic/viral and its generally easier to find and cheaper.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

car related and others

1. Drive a manual (way more fun and will save you money up front, cheaper to repair/replace also)

2. Take off luggage racks when your not using them to save a couple mpgs on the hw. Also, get rid of small flags if you have them on your car. (surprising amount of drag created by even small flags)

3. Don't use premium gas unless your car is designed to operate on it. It won't improve performance or burn cleaner. Octane is solely a measure of "anti-knock."

Most performance cars now have anti-knock software, so you probably won't hurt your car by using unleaded, but performance will suffer.

4. Try offbrands at grocery store. (some are great, others aren't)

5. Ride your bike for transport if you live in a biking friendly city

6. If buying a road bike, consider a singlespeed and forget about 2-4 pounds on the weight of the bike. (If you don't have 5% body fat, don't spend an extra grand on a carbon road bike to save 3 pounds) I bought a singlespeed cromoly singlespeed on performancebike.com for $300 and completely love it. (tires weren't the best, but that's my only complaint)

7. Embrace the minimalist lifestyle. Less stuff=more freedom and more money

8. Study economics, invest for the long term and with the cycles

Brad

Good tips. A few more car tips...

Good tips. A few more car tips...

1. Don't fill up your car with more than a quarter tank of gas. A gallon of gas weighs about 6 pounds. On a 16 gallon tank, you would save over 70 pounds of extra weight. Over the course of a year, you've saved gas.

2. When gas goes up a lot at once (10-15%) don't panic and hit the fuel station. It'll drop. It goes up a lot at first then trickles down.

3. Learn how to change your oil. It's basically unscrewing a bolt and letting it drain. Use better oil (synthetic or synthetic blend [do NOT EVER use High Mileage oil, it just clogs up your car]). It'll cost a little or the same as regular oil at an oil change shop, but it's significantly better. Your car will run better for longer. Synthetic and blend will last for 5,000 miles easily. But remember when you do use synthetic or blend oil, you CANNOT go back to regular oil. Also, oil change shops inspect a lot of things on your car for potentially more services. Checking and changing your air filter is super easy. Learn what they check when you go into an oil change shop and do it yourself.

4. Buy an older (mid-1990s) Toyota, or the first model of Saturn cars with low mileage. I think GM wanted those cars to last a long time so people would see them on the road for a long time and think they are great cars. I know someone who had a 1996 and replaced the transmission in 2003. Mine was 1994. I drove it like a go-cart for 140,000 miles in 7 years with only basic malfunctioning. I sold it with over 220,000 miles and saw it running around town a year later. My mid 1990s Toyota now has 279,000 on it and it's running great.

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for general commuting and

for general commuting and "easy driving" (your car gets up to operating temp every time you drive etc.)

oil will easily last 10,000 miles or more as long as your not burning oil or have a leak (keep checking those oil levels every 2,000 miles or so)

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato