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Credit Debt Fighters – Tips to Gain Leverage Over Financial Institutions

Posted on October 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

For many years, credit card companies and the financial institutions were earning profits by issuing the unsecured debts to numerous consumers. They advertise in such a way that people are attracted towards the new products and choose these products without searching for relevant information about them.

Although credit cards are very useful consumer products, they are good only for those who want use them on constructive things like the internet and business payment. Those people who used credit cards only for shopping and unnecessary purchasing, they always suffered at the end. The markup ratio is an unsecured item, is very high, and in addition to different charges the debt becomes massive in no time.

Although people used credit cards on their own, the reality is that the credit card companies and financial institutions have many things hidden in the bills, which they do not tell the consumers at the time when they apply for any product. This is to make their sales pitch, and in other words, they deceived people by not telling them the truth. Now, it is time to gain leverage over credit card companies and financial institutions. The only way is to stop paying to those institutions, which are making high profits from those consumers who are already in debt.

Debt relief companies are working in this aspect and getting people out of their debts by negotiating with financial institutions. It is now time to fight against financial institutions and the way to gain leverage is to stop paying from today. All you pay in shape on minimum amounts goes straightly in the profit accounts of the banks and only 5% or 10% is deducted from your principle amount, which is also taken back in the shape of charges. When you will stop paying, the credit card company will contact you and will try to make a deal with you. Now, it is up to you how effective the deal you make is, and how much reduction you could take by negotiations.

Debt settlement companies are working to ease the process of negotiation. Those people who apply for negotiation through these companies can get maximum reduction due to their expert personals.

Arizona Blue-Gunfighter: The Barber Shop [Chapter Three]

Posted on October 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Arizona Blue-Gunfighter

The Barber Shop
& Chickamauga

[Chapter Three to Mexican Stand-off]

Blue had two guns he always carried. One a belt gun, keep snug up against his belly, a 1860 .44 caliber Colt Army revolver and a matching holster cut down to create a powerful but concealable belt weapon; and his sidearm, a Colt .45 single-action, l880’s model–which he got when they first came out in ’84. His .44 he got while serving in the Army during the Civil War.

He was a soldier from 1860-to-l865 and fought at the battle of Chickamauga. As Blue sat in the barber’s chair, and the barber started to cut his hair, his mind went back to those army days. The barber stopped for a second to sharpen the raiser for his cut and shave, and then went back to cutting his hair.

He sometimes had old memories–flashbacks–of the battle at Chickamauga. It would bring him to having bad sweats. It was in Virginia his Company of one-hundred and sixty men had to march into many houses to inform the residents they were about to burn them out of their homes. Their faces were horrifying. It was one thing to kill a man on a belief they were fighting a war for the country they lived in, but to burn a person out of his whole life in front of him, especially if he was in his 50s or 60s, was against most anyone’s values.

–It was in August of l861, Blue was just a young man back then. Blue was with his friend Smiley, he was a good man he recalled. Said Blue to the Barber:

“Watch the razor!”

Then Blue started to relive the battle again:

“‘Smiley, he was a good man, soldier. I got him out of trouble. I was just a kid. I thought the world was coming to an end. Smiley didn’t make it to Gettysburg, but he did to Chickamauga, sure enough, with me. Too bad I lost track of Smile when I, I got assigned to go to Gettysburg…with–I just lost track of Smiley. I never could find him afterwards. Maybe he’s dead. In any case, Locust Gap, yaw, we marched into that didn’t we, sure did and took the damn train from there. Then word comes back while on the train, we were headed for Kentucky.

“On the train, Smiley was caught in-between two soldiers, I remember now. He wasn’t a fighter you know. I came along and asked if they wanted to test me out. Smiley was as happy as a hog to see me. He said to the two guys: ‘You’re not so brave now are yaw!’ The two knew I wasn’t a bluffer, yaw, that’s right, and decided to leave well enough alone. Smiley and I walk to another car, no sense in provoking trouble.

“Smiley got a hit [flesh wound] at the battle of Shiloh, I again was lucky, as always. But Chickamauga was different. It was a big fight. The bloodiest fight I had ever seen. I wish I had known Lola back then, I needed some comforting. If ever I thought I was going to die, and had an ounce of fear I didn’t want, it was then.

For some reason, winter always scared me since then. It was the only time of year I wanted to be safe and sound. Have a warm place–you know. Not take cold baths in the river, like at Chickamauga Creek, things like that stick with you for a life time.””

“You say something Mister Blue?” asked the barber.

“I must have been dreaming out loud.” Said Blue.

“You mentioned Chickamauga, I lost a brother there.” Said the barber.

“Is that what I said, yaw,” said Blue, adding “and I lost my youth there,” and then closed his eyes again.

War is war not matter what thought Blue. It is the battles you remember. The area was big–a few miles each way; he was now starting to relive it again: “North to South, and East to West. Smiley and I fought up and down the area. We came in, us Yankees on the 18th, the confederates, were already there. When the fight began, we fought for two days in the woods, straight; cedar ticket was dense, like my hair back then. Bullets were flying every which way. It seemed to be hitting every leave in every tree. You can hear them wheeze by you, you can even hear them coming; if you turn, you either turn into them or you’re saved by an inch, its best not to stand still.

Smiley woke me up, 2: OO AM the first night. You always sleep with one eye open; I was up in a heart beat. ‘Yaw, Smiley,’ I said, ‘where are you?’ it was dark. ‘Right here blue.’ He said.

‘How many you think we’ve lost?’ Smiley asked me.

‘Too hard to tell in this dark thick abyss of a forest,’ I replied.

‘We’ll see each other in a few days, when it’s all over I suppose.’ I added.

That afternoon, we fought on Lafayette Road. It was another bloody hit. We had fought back and forth on the road all day long. Would it ever end…yaw, that’s what I was saying back then. We named the road afterwards Bloody Lane. Then morning came. Bragg knew where everyone was, it seemed. It was foggy that morning I remember–; late in the morning, in and out of the woods, up and down. Would it ever end? The worse frighten was on my line, what they called Thomas’s Line. Thousands were being killed. Some soldier’s running back across the Ridge. But old Thomas stayed there like a rock.

“It seemed our Company was blown to smithereens (he moaned a bit, the barber started to tremble but calmed himself down)…scariest moment for both Smiley and me was when it was dark and we had to run right up to the muzzles of their guns. I didn’t mind dying, but I didn’t want one in my mouth either. We were told the next day to retreat to the nearest town. We were getting beaten pretty badly. At the end very few men came out of the woods alive. For a number of days I had not heard any birds singing. Now on that last day, the guns silent, I could hear the birds again. Maybe that was the best part of the battle, them damn birds singing again. Like Smiley said, ‘…when your wounded and thinking your about to die, the grass looks so much greener.’ It is all so strange now, so many years gone by”‘.

“You ok, Mr. Blue,” said the sheriff as he walked through the door–the barber stopping instantly from shaving, still a little nervous.

“Blue,” said Blue franticly.

“Yes,” replied the sheriff jumping backwards and to the side. “I just came to see if you were still my deputy, and let the barber know he can put the bill on the cities counsels’ bill.”

Blue now opening up his eyes, sweating: “Yes, yes, yes…” don’t spook me.

Said Andy the barber, “I’ll fix the bill the way you said, but I think you best leave Mr. Blue alone, he’s been having some rough dreams, that Chickamauga battle Mr. Blue, it was a bad one.”

Blue rubbing his eyes, focusing them, commented: “Had an old dream, Chickamauga, yaw, that’s right…”

Said the Sheriff, “I heard it was quite the battle?”

“Sure was,” answered Blue–getting up from his shave. The barber was just going over a section of his face a second time. And Blue knew the barber was too scared now to continue.

“Hello Sheriff,” said Blue, “let’s go check the town out, I want to get drunk, maybe you got some more credit?”

“Sounds good, Mr. Blue, or should I say Deputy Blue?”

Streetfighter Motorcycle Styles Around the World

Posted on October 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

The age-old question has been asked more and more lately. What defines a Fighter? Well, depending how many people you ask, you’ll typically get that many different answers. We’ll get the obvious out of the way. Sport oriented motorcycle removed of anything unnecessary to its function. Typically stripped of most bodywork, fitted with higher rise handlebars, smaller, lighter parts to reduce weight and as much performance mods as available to make it wicked fast. So now that we have the basic idea in our head, I’d like to expand on this view of how fighters are perceived around the world.

Let’s start with the motherland of Streetfighters. The grand old U.K. Home to Big Ben, Fish and Chips, Teatime and the Queen Mum. Some will argue it started back in the ’50’s with the Café racer. Some say true fighters begin in the early ’80’s with the bike messengers fighting London traffic and marring their fairings. Bike messengers don’t exactly make grand salaries so instead of replacing their war torn bodywork, they simply removed them.

The basic style has remained constant over the decades. Remove fairings, add flat bars, secure dual spot headlights, and kick up the tail. For the most part the styling has remained somewhat reserved. Swap your tail section for some more attractive OEM unit from another model. Some trick paint and polish. Maybe update the running gear for the latest and greatest in go fast hardware. To top it all off, we tear the motor out and either build some octane-snorting monster or replace it all together for the biggest fastest lump that will fit.

Some things never change. There has been some crossbreeding of the genres as of late. Longer lower bikes are starting to become more popular. Not exactly slammed but set for better launch control. Also, Paint has gotten more detailed with large murals and wild colors. The drag racing scene has more them likely brought on this new trend. But also we see some return to the old school with some retro styled Café fighters. Embracing history in a very positive way.

Next we move across the channel to Germany. Fast Luxury cars, Cold Beer, Hot Bratwurst and Lederhosen, huh!? OK, the later probably isn’t as prominent but it made you laugh right? Now here is a scene that pulls out all the stops. Mad amounts of Polish and Chrome, Extreme amounts of Custom Billet parts, Big Horsepower motors, Wild almost demonic bodywork, Fat Rubber and paint that jumps off the sheet metal.
Walking into a Fighter show here looks like a Candy colored Horror movie. Maybe Rob Zombie should have a look into this.

Maybe not the originators, but definitely innovators.

And here we can definitely start dissecting the genre. Here we can see a lot of unique ideas that started in this area, but there’s also some Euro Cruiser/ Chopper inspiration as well. Fork tube covers are becoming more present. These covers usually smooth out the front end to make more of a seamless tube from top to bottom. Some have even gone as far as to machine grooves and designs in them to add a little extra flash to the front of the bike. More influence from the custom scene is found in dressing up the cables with bright braided lines, cleaner shinier engine covers, Stylized billet grips, Hidden axle covers, integrated handlebar risers and clamps. The list goes on forever.

Their big claim to fame being the very exaggerated tail heights compounded by short tail lengths. And the crazy looking bodywork that has got the Fighter world wanting more. Very sculpted and aggressive looking. And going along with sculpture in motorcycles is some of the tank mods that look like they were pulled from scenes of a Friday the 13th movie.

Tire size seems to be getting wider and wider around the world, but instead of just focusing on the rear tire they are paying just as much attention to the front. Widening the front wheels to except rear tire widths. 180’s and 190 section tires matched with 240 and larger rears. Bringing a whole new look to the fat tire game.

If we head north we find the Nordic fighters. The land of the long night brings out some seriously mean bikes when the ice thaws. With less then 6 months of daylight let alone favorable riding weather this leaves a lot of time to tinker in the shed.
These new age Vikings like to go FAST!!!

Turbos are not uncommon when they start building fighters. And with the ever-growing drag racing scene building in the warmer months long and low goes along with the fast and mean theory.

What is neat is some of the paint schemes that come along with these bikes. Leaning a bit towards the American Hot Rods of yore Flames are most notable. Although, it’s not necessarily traditional flames. Some opt for tribal licks or lay them out in candy and flake.

But the other scene that’s gaining ground is Stunt riding. MX bars, cages, 12 bars, hand brakes strapped to naked bikes and adorned with all the sponsors and eye catching paint they can get.

The Land Down Under is stepping up the game with some very clean and tasty fighters. They have some of the very well engineered and eye-catching fighters I have seen. Adopting some global fighter styling, but also putting the Aussie spin on it. Very unique ideas and adaptations are happening. It’s a good mix of English cleanliness along with German extreme. Big power bikes are definitely abundant along with a healthy dash of polish and bling.

Here in the Good old USA and our friends to the North, Canada, the Fighter scene came to be by way of the stunt world. Once again form followed function when plastic got shattered learning all the crazy tricks and combos.
Some felt they had more maneuverability and control on a naked stunter as apposed to a fully faired bike. Soon naked bikes started popping up more and more.

Some saw a resemblance to the chopper crowd, but liked the power and handling of a sport bike as apposed to the lumbering sled of a cruising machine.

Others grew up on the pegs of a dirt bike and felt the natural switch to big bars and tall seats.

Others remember the hey day of the Jap invasion and wanted to recreate the classic CB’s, GS’ and KZ’. Some just felt the need to stand out in the crowd and build something different.

We are also taking bits and pieces from around the globe and making our own style.

From caged and barred stunters to lean mean hooligan machines to full on customs that rival any big bank account chopper.

Looking around the world we see many different styles that share a key piece of their culture but also we are seeing a mix of cultures trickling through to create new and interesting ideas. What’s next to roll from the garages sheds and work shops around the world? Only time will tell. With our global world the possibilities are limitless. What will you create to set the Fighter world on fire?