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Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

If you are requesting an estimate on the cost to register your vehicle, please make sure that you enter your home address and the vehicle information fields. These are needed for property tax & sales tax calculations. The VIN is extremely important but not absolutely necessary for a rough estimate. Fields left blank may affect your quote. We will normally get you a response within one business day of receipt of your request. Responses after 4:30 pm, on weekends or holidays may take additional time

Source: Lancaster County Treasurer – Request a Vehicle Quote

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5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind:
Here is one of the 5

Instead of using words like ‘you’ try something on the lines of:
• There’s no need to stress, we’ll resolve it.
• I’m sorry, can I say something I believe is important?
• I understand this can be stressful or upsetting.
Doing this early on will make them more conscious of what they are doing. Consequently, it can help the person be more open to hearing whatever you have to say.

If you ever encounter an aggressive person, keep these tips in mind.

Source: 5 Steps for Dealing with Aggression | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Emergency Water 101 –

When an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Source: Emergency Water 101 –

Posted by Glenn Meder – Inventor of the Survival Still

Today I’m proud to make a big announcement!
As you may know, I am the designer of the Survival Still emergency water distiller. I’m very proud of this product because I know it can help people. Over my years selling the Survival Still however, I’ve come to realize that the EDUCATION I provide on the topic of “water in an emergency” is just as important as my product itself.
People simply don’t know much about water. This fact doesn’t hurt us in daily life because we can just turn on the tap anytime and drink safe water. But when an emergency strikes, like what we are seeing now in Houston, a lack of knowledge about water can hurt you and your family.
Yes, there are a lot of articles online that tell you “how to treat water in an emergency,” but MANY of these articles provide bad information. The Red Cross and government sites do a decent job, but they basically only tell you what to do instead of providing real education.

I believe that this is a very important topic that everyone should know. So I’ve been working very hard over many months to come out with a comprehensive site that provides this education. I am proud to announce the launch of my new site EmergencyWater101.com.
EmergencyWater101.com is a new website designed to teach you how to provide your family with safe drinking water in an emergency! While some of the advice you find online about this subject is sketchy, and some of it is downright dangerous, ourgoal is to provide solid, scientifically sound education that you can count on.
So let me give you a tour of the new site…

  •  FIRST, on the home page you will see our detailed articles.
  •  SECOND, click here and you will see our “Basic Training” videos, which are free and excellent!
  • THIRD, we have a new course about “Storing Water for an Emergency”. This is the only “paid” course on our site right now. It’s normally $49.99, but for this launch we will be selling the course for $19.99.
  •  FOURTH, I have worked very hard to write a brand new ebook that explains everything you need to know about water in an emergency. To get this ebook for free, send an email to freebook@emergencywater101.com and one will automatically be sent to you.

On a final note, I ask you to please tell everyone you know about my new site. There are many people who NEED this information right now.
Thank you!
Glenn Meder
P.S. Some of you will remember that we launched EmergencyWater101.com a few years ago as a membership site, but we’ve completely changed it, and made most everything on it free.

Copyright © 2017 GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still), All rights reserved.
Have you see our webinars about “Water In An Emergency”.
Our mailing address is:

GAEMRIC, INC. (Survival Still) . 4811 s.65th Street   Lincoln, NE 68516

Source: Emergency Water 101 –

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News

Medicare is billed more than $1 billion annually for glaucoma treatments alone, researchers say    By Robert Preidt Friday, July 28, 2017

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Prescribing generic drugs for seniors’ eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests.

Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age.

University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters of cases, compared to one-third of cases among nearly all other specialties.

Read more at the Source: Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year: MedlinePlus Health News

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away?
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You can tell us in advance whether you’d like to have your account memorialized or permanently deleted from Facebook.
Memorialized Accounts
Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorialized accounts have the following key features:
  • The word Remembering will be shown next to the person’s name on their profile
  • Depending on the privacy settings of the account, friends can share memories on the memorialized Timeline
  • Content the person shared (example: photos, posts) stays on Facebook and is visible to the audience it was shared with
  • Memorialized profiles don’t appear in public spaces such as in suggestions for People You May Know, ads or birthday reminders
  • No one can log into a memorialized account
  • Memorialized accounts that don’t have a legacy contact can’t be changed
  • Pages with a sole admin whose account was memorialized will be removed from Facebook if we receive a valid request
Deleting Your Account
You can choose to have your account permanently deleted should you pass away. To do this:
  1. From the top right of Facebook, click  and select Settings
  2. From the left menu, click Security
  3. Click Legacy Contact
  4. Click Request account deletion and follow the on-screen instructions
For Friends and Family
If you’d like to create an additional place for people on Facebook to share memories of your loved one, we suggest creating a group.
Learn how to request the memorialization of an account or how to request the removal of a deceased person’s account from Facebook.

Source: What will happen to my Facebook account if I pass away? | Facebook Help Center

Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

A DIY Home Remedy to Remove Plaque – posted by BabaMail

Yup, you heard that right! The things that keep wounds clean and your fridge smelling fresh will also do wonders for your mouth. This mixture is our favorite because it’s made from common household items which are easy to get a hold of, it’s cheap, and there are no hidden additives or chemicals.

To make your own plaque-busting mouthwash, you will need the following:

• 1 tablespoon of baking soda
• ½ a cup of salt
• ½ cup of drug store hydrogen peroxide (1-3%)
• 1 cup of cold water
• ½ cup of warm water
• Toothpick
• Toothbrush

Method

1. Combine the salt and baking soda in a small container.

2. Run your toothbrush under some warm water, then swirl the bristle around in the baking soda-salt mixture.

3. Brush your teeth normally, and spit out the homemade paste when finished.

4.  Now to the best part – the mouthwash! This step is simple. All you need to do is combine the ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide with the ½ cup of warm water, and swish it around in your mouth for a minute or two.

5. To remove as much plaque as possible, use a toothpick on the hard-to-reach areas, and rinse the excess away with some cold water.

Repeat this procedure up to twice a week, but please remember that this DIY dental routine is not meant to replace your daily brushing and flossing. Just think of it as a fast, fun, and economical way to make plaque a thing of the past.

Source: tiphero

Source: Remove Plaque in Next to No Time | Tips and Updates – BabaMail

Getting bumped by an airline – Executive Travel

Source: Executive Travel | We Simplify Travel Here are 8 things you need to know about getting bumped by an airline. Last week was not a good week for United Airlines. Social media saw a tidal wave of people responding in horror to a passenger being dragged off an airplane after it was oversold (more passengers than seats). United obviously messed up big time and now they are admitting it and trying to correct their big mistakes and do the right thing. In light of all the conversation about the horrors of being bumped I thought it would be a good time to explain the process of being denied boarding (bumped from a flight). Most people don’t know the rules and protections they have if a flight is oversold. Below are 8 things you need to know about what to do if you are either involuntarily or voluntarily bumped.

#1 Most people are voluntarily bumped when a flight is oversold This is a simple process where the airlines see they have sold more tickets than they have seats on a flight so they announce to the passengers that they will offer them compensation if they are willing to take an alternative flight to their destination. Usually, the airlines starts out offering a travel voucher of $400 and continues to increase the amount offered up to $800 or more until enough people agree to take an alternative flight (CLICK HERE to read how Delta this week announced they are allowing up to $9,950 offered for volunteers). It is important to know that this is all highly negotiable and some people are now asking for cash instead of vouchers for future flights. Keep in mind there are no federal rules that must be followed for voluntary bumping. It is almost like an auction to see who will be the first to put up their hands for the lowest amount offered.

#2 Involuntary bumping (denied boarding) rules are prescribed by the government An involuntary bump is when a flight is oversold and not enough people voluntarily agree to get off the plane and take an alternate flight in return for negotiated compensation. Ironically, by law, the airlines do not have to compensate you if they can get an involuntary bumped passenger to your destination within one hour of the originally scheduled arrival time. If they can’t get you there within two hours they must pay you 200% (maximum of $675) of the one way fare in cash (for example, if the one way fare was $220 they must pay you $440). If you can’t get there within four hours they must pay you 400% (maximum of $1,350) of the one way fare (for example, if the OW airfare was $220 they must pay you $880). CLICK HERE for more details on denied boarding compensation.

#3 Negotiations for overbooking usually happen before passengers enter the airplane The airlines usually know in advance if they have oversold a flight and will start announcing offers to be voluntarily bumped sometimes hours in advance of a flight. I have even received notices when I checked-in online that they are accepting volunteers for alternate flights with a set amount of compensation. Very rarely does an airline board a plane first before they make an offer. Because of what happened on the United flight last week I don’t think you will ever see passengers completely board a plane before the negotiations for compensation and alternate flight options are completed.

#4 Federal law says that if a crew member gives you an order you have to obey For obvious safety reasons, the government has given the airline crew almost universal power to control the flight from passengers getting out of hand with the potential to disrupt the flight and affect other passengers. I have personally seen crew members abuse this power as they try to show people “who is boss”. However, the bottom line is that if a crew member tells you to get off the plane you are obligated by law to obey. Even though I probably would have been as upset as the passenger on the UA flight was last week the law says that the crew is always in control while you are on the airplane and must always be obeyed. Like it or not. Ironically, if someone had not taken a video of the man being drug off the flight he would have probably spent the night in jail for breaking federal law.

#5 Gate agents are limited in what they can offer so always ask for a supervisor for a richer offer Delta Air Lines made national news this past week when they announced they were increasing the amount of compensation they would authorize an employee to offer a passenger who is denied boarding. The gate agent (the one checking you on the flight) is authorized to offer up to $2000 in compensation. The airline supervisor can go as high as $9950. If a flight is over booked and they are asking for volunteers always asked to speak to a supervisor. They have the power of the purse strings.

#6 – Planes filled with business travelers are less likely to accept voluntary denied boarding compensation Business travelers are usually least likely to volunteer to be bumped as they have meetings they must attend and the compensation is not as important as the meeting. A plane full of families with children usually can easily find a family that will accept free travel vouchers to pay for their next family vacation for FREE.

#7 When you buy an airline ticket you agree to be bound by their contract of carriage, and everything is in the airlines favor When you purchase an airline ticket every passenger agrees to be bound by their contract of carriage. These terms are all very one-sided. Basically you give all your rights away to the airline. I’m not sure anyone would ever buy an airline ticket if they actually read all the rights that you give up when you buy that ticket. CLICK HERE to see all the rights you give to an airline every time you buy a ticket.

#8 Positive changes will be made by all the airlines in the near future – The good news is that the horrendous event last week shocked all the airlines into realizing they have to treat their customers much better than in the past. The oligopoly that the airlines control over the traveling public was pushed over the line last week. Let’s all hope that the airlines respond by treating their passengers with more respect. We deserve it.

Attend our FREE Travel Night this Thursday! – Do not miss our FREE and exciting travel night this Thursday, April 20th, at 6:30pm, at the Bernina Suite #27 at The Shoppes at Piedmont, 1265 S Cotner Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68510. Join us for a fun and informal evening to learn about three of our upcoming tours: “The Wonder and Awe of Alaska” featuring a remarkable cruise to Alaska with extension to Denali National Park, “Nebraska vs Oregon”, our fun football tour visiting Seattle before we head to Portland by the scenic coastal train, and finally our “Taste of Italy – Vino Italiano” tour. This is the third time we travel to Italy to experience some of the most unique villages and wine that exists. Reserve your spot for Thursday night by calling 402-458-9845 or email groupdepartment@executivetravel.com to tell us how many are in your party. We are looking forward to seeing you!  

Need information on any of the above? Call our friendly travel advisors…. Lincoln – 402-435-8888 Toll-free 800-737-0582

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