BullyDog PMT Reviews

I installed one of the BullyDog Performance Management Tool (PMT) systems in my 2005 Ford F-550 with the 6.0L engine. My main purpose was hoping for a significant fuel increase, just like my dad and brother got with the 7.3s.

Since things have been getting a little tight lately with the economy, I have been actively seeking ways of saving as much money as possible, an honest quest that has led to a very nice discovery.  

My first experience with the BullyDog PMT was that I only got an average of a .5 to .8 percent increase, and I was honestly thinking of just selling the unit. Now that I have been using it for about 2 months, I’m proud to say that I wouldn’t even dare to think of parting with it.

I highly recommend BullyDog’s PMT to anyone. I now have more than enough power when I try going up hills, which is everyday where I live. The overall increase in power is definitely worth its weight in gold especially if you are in the position where you have to tow a lot.

I like to camp on the weekend in a 38 foot 5th wheel, and it pulls it with no problems. The PMT unit still allows me to use the tow/haul mode from Ford, and I haul in the performance and extreme mode mostly as this is where I found the best fuel mileage is at.

My Ford truck weighs around 10,800 lbs, empty, but I can now easily out accelerate my dads F-250 gas job (and he has an F-350 diesel too). I advise anyone to invest the little bit of extra money, and get the PMT because of the ease of use, screen size with great readability, and with a very easy installation process.

The installation directions for the PMT were also very good from the BullyDog factory manual, and BullyDog’s customer support actually seemed like they enjoyed us calling them for information. It was a pleasure talking to someone that actually wanted to talk with me, which a lot of companies do not make you feel that way.

I would suggest shopping around online if you’re looking for the best deal. I don’t know if it’s just the ‘old school’ in me, but I would make sure that you go with a trusted recommendation of someone that has purchased online.

There’s a lot of ‘traps’ and false advertise companies online that after doing an extensive research process I found doesn’t even have a warehouse. They just drop ship, which means they have no control over my purchase. I didn’t like that, but the one company I found that had great customer service was www.TruckAddOns.com, and that’s where I bought my BullyDog PMT.

Source: Jay Fernando
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Blackberry 8310 Curve – Your Personal Computer

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is very small and light phone, which only weighs a total of 111 grams. The dimensions of this small handset makes the handset easy for the user to hold, use and carry, which are 107 x 60 x 15.5 mm. It has a large colour screen and QWERTY keyboard dominating the front of the handset. The screen is 2.5 inches in size and displays up to sixty five thousand colours on the LCD screen. The mobile user can input text using the full QWERTY keyboard, which comes with a back light to enhance the individual keys. A trackball navigation tool allows the user to search through menus and features with ease.

The built-in media player allows the user to enjoy music playback in all popular music formats. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 supports a selection of ringing tone formats, which include MP3 tones, polyphonic tones and MIDI tones. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is a business Smartphone, which comes with fun and everyday features including a digital camera feature. The camera is a 2 megapixel camera, which comes with easy to alter camera settings and with a zoom feature which allows the user to zoom in or out when taking a shot. The built-in flash feature provides the user with the ability to take picture in darker environments. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with video capabilities, which allow the user to record, playback, store and share video on their Smartphone.

A password protection feature allows the user to protect their smart phone’s data being stolen by others and the users can lock the keyboard when the handset is not in use to avoid the keyboard being pressed by accident. The voice dialling feature can help the users to make calls to frequently used contacts. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with easy to operate everyday features with a built in calendar, everyday to do list and an alarm clock feature. There is an option for sending vibration alert when the user is in a meeting type environment where a ringing handset would make a disturbance but the user will still know if that important call comes in as the BlackBerry 8310 will gently vibrate to let the user know that a call or new message has arrived.

The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is equipped with a built in GPS navigation system, which allows the user to get direction to their next destination. The GPS navigation feature is available depending on the network provider of the BlackBerry Curve 8310. This small Smartphone is fitted with document viewing capabilities, which allow the user to view documents in popular document formats on their handset. The email service on the BlackBerry 8310 is a wireless email service, which allows the user to send and receive attachments with their emails. The user can send and receive a variety of messages, which include MMS picture messages, SMS text messages and online instant messages. The instant messaging service allows the user to communicate with contacts that are online when the user is online and allows the participants to share instant text and symbol messages with each other. The user can also access the World Wide Web and enjoy a mobile Internet experience on their Smartphone, which comes with a HTML Web browser complete with a RIM Wireless modem.

The BlackBerry 8310 Curve Red is loaded with a Quad Band Technology Smartphone, which covers GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900 and provides the user with worldwide roaming. The network coverage is fully dependent on the network operator and may vary from place to place. The user can store their contacts, messages, music, ringing tones, pictures and much more on the phone internal memory which is 64 MB of Flash memory. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 comes with an expandable memory option which allows the user to add a memory card to suit the user memory needs. The user can also connect their Smartphone to other devices using either a wireless Bluetooth connection or a cabled USB connection between devices to transfer files. The built in EDGE technology and GPRS allows the user to enjoy high speed data transfers. The user will feel fully in control of their business and personal life with the compact BlackBerry 8310 as their companion. The BlackBerry Curve 8310 is packed with incredible features including camera, a multimedia player, a built-in GPS, voice dialling, black Berry Maps, email, instant messaging and web browser. The black Berry 8310 is the phone for everything that matters to the high-end users.

Source: Adam Caitlin
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Selling A Used Or Broken Laptop

If you have an old laptop that you want to dispose of then you can sell it.  It does not even have to be in working condition.  There are places that will buy broken laptops as well. One such place online is www.cashforlaptops.com.  I have not personally used this site but have read a review on Squidoo that was positive about them.

If your laptop is used and in working condition and you want to get a little money out of it then make sure you clean your hard drive of all your personal data and remove any software that is registered in your name.  It would also be wise to make a backup of the data before you erase it just in case you accidentally missed moving something important to your new computer.

Clean the computer and try to round up and provide all the documentation and/or software that came with the computer originally.  This will help bring a little better price for the laptop.

If your computer is broken then it would probably be best to go online and find one of the recycle companies to sell it to.  These companies will either repair the computer for resale or strip it and use the good parts in other computers.

If you just bought a new laptop because you wanted a newer model with more bells and whistles and your old laptop is still working fine then there are a number of people who would like to purchase it for one reason or another.

A lot of parents like to purchase used laptops for their small children to play on.  This way the parents don’t have to worry about the children accidentally messing up something important on their computer.

Some schools buy used laptops just because they are strapped for funds and this is a good way to get a computer that is adequate for their needs at a cheaper price.

Some students will also buy a used computer because they are also short on funds for such items. 

To sell the laptop you might post a flyer on the bulletin boards at some of the local schools or universities. You could also run an ad in your local paper.

If you can’t find a buyer locally then post an ad online at some places like: Ebay, Craigslist or USFreeAds. 

If you can’t find a buyer that will give you the price that you would like to have then consider donating the laptop to a local school, animal shelter or library and then take the donation as a tax deduction.

Source: Jackie Beem
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Michigan Car Accidents, Car Repairs, & Damage Claims – FAQ's

The insurance laws in Michigan regarding motor vehicle accidents are very confusing and change on a daily basis. The No-Fault law was created in 1973 and there have been over 2,000 written court opinions regarding these laws.

1. In Michigan, who has to pay for the repairs and damages to my car? How much you will receive depends on whether you or the other driver was at fault and on what type of collision coverage you had on the car. Your own car insurance pays for the repairs on your vehicle.

2. What types of collision coverage are there in Michigan? There are three types of collision coverage for repairs to your car. They are called Limited Collision Coverage, Standard Collision Coverage, and Broad Form Collision Coverage.

3. What if I did not buy collision coverage in Michigan? If you did not buy collision coverage, you will have to pay for the repairs to your car even if you were not at fault in the accident. You may be able to recover up to $500.00 from the other driver or his insurance company. This is called a mini-tort claim.

4. What is a deductible? This is the amount that you agree to pay toward the cost of repairs before the insurance company steps in to pay the rest.

5. How much money out of my pocket will I have to pay for the repairs after the Michigan car accident? This depends on which type of coverage you had at the time of the accident.Once you have determined whether you have Limited Collision Coverage, Standard Collision Coverage, or Broad Form Collision Coverage, you need to determine who was at fault for the accident. Call your car insurance agent for a further explanation of the type coverage on your vehicle.

6. Do I have to pay for repairs and damages to another person’s car if I caused the Michigan auto accident? If you had insurance on your vehicle, the most you will have to pay is the deductible for the other car. The maximum is $500.00. If the other car was not insured for collision coverage, the most you will have to pay is $500.00 even if the damage costs much more to repair. The amount you are required to pay is still based upon your percentage of fault in the accident. Also, many times your insurance policy will cover the other driver’s deductible if you were at fault in the accident.

Source: Lawrence J. Buckfire
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BUILDING A TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT TEAM

Introduction

A solid team of technology support individuals is important to a companies success and reputation for several reasons. The technology support staff is often the consumers first and last impression of a company. That is a huge responsibility to the technology support team memebers. In dealing with technology support a consumer builds an immediate opinion about the products and brands sold by a company. Consumers also develop an idea of how imprtant they are as customers to a company. The most significant reason that a consumer calls the technology support department of a company in the first place is because they spent their hard earned money on a product that is no longer operating as it should. In general, this let down of sorts creates dissatisfaction in the consumer and so the technology support individual begins at a disadvantage.

The first thing one needs to do in beginning to build an effective technology support staff is to get stakeholder buy in. By that I mean high level management and or executives within the company. Based on my ownexperience, most companies, American based companies that is, do not view technology support as significant because there is no direct impact on sales. However, from my vantage point, I am firm in the idea that poor technology support over time will have an immense affect to sales and under mine brand marketing initiatives. With this in mind, we need to facilitate a bottom up understanding that there is in fact a correlation between technology support  and sales to get upper level buy in.

Documentation

Documentation of technology support issues, responses and fixes is key in developing a well funtioning technology support team. It is preferable to have a computerized trouble ticket system in place with a database backend to aid in resolving consumer issues. This way the resolutions for the most frequent consumer problems are easily accessible. In addition, an effective computer response system should provide a trouble tree like work flow. This allows the technology support team member to walk through a series of steps with the customer in deducing the cause and nature of the problem.

The absence of some form of computerized technology support system creates a scenario where technology support team members could potentially wind up solving the same or similar consumer complaints over and over again. This is not condusive to any company regardless of its size because any duplication of effort costs money. Another method of documentation is just as is indicated, physical documents or refence cards that are maintained by the technology support staff.

Communications

When searching for candidates to fill a role on a technology support team, one of the most important capabililites is to select a candidate who has excellent communication skills. As I stated earlier in this document, your technology support staff are often the only representation that customers have of a company. It is important that the hiring manager selects a candidate who listens and understands the customers complaint or issue. Also that technology support person needs to be knowledeable of his role and responsibilities in order to resolve the issue quickly.

The technology support employee must also be curteous, patient and professional at all times. Remember, more often than not, the technology support call coming from a customer is because your companys product has failed and let them down so they are frustrated and perhaps angry. The technology support team member must be able to work through this respectfully in order to diffuse the situation.

Personalites

Another element in building an effective technology support team is the consideration of the individual personalities of the team members. A team leader or management putting the team together needs to able to read people and decide what impact those team members may have on a team. Do the individual work well in a team environment? Do they handle peer critisism well? Are their work efforts and goals in line with the good of the team as a whole or are they self seeking? These are critical questions that a manager needs to consider if he or she is to build a team that will work well together for an extended period. If there is a significantly high rate of turnover on a team then training becomes an issue.

Conclusion

In my own experience in dealing with a technology support team as a consumer, it is important to me that the technology support person be sensitive to my particular problem. As recent as this passed week I had to call tech support for a network access issue with a company that I deal with regularly. I simply wanted to know why it was that I could send and receive emails from my personal email account using Microsoft Outlook without error at home, work and public access points; but I could not do so when connected to this one particular network. This was a network, which I spend a good deal of time on and it is a problem that I have to wait until I get home before I can send emails.

I suspected that it was a network security issue and that port 25, the outgoing mail server SMTP port; was closed to students. Instead of giving me an answer, the technology support staff member first tried to push the responsibility off onto my ISP. When I explained to her that I am the ISP and that I have a business which supplies web and email hosting services she seemed frustrated. After a brief discussion she indicated that I needed to contact Microsoft technology support and have them fix the issue. I explained to her that it is not a Microsoft issue because the software operates as expected on every network except theirs. Further I told her I had been setting up email clients since 1995 and this was not the problem.

Finally the technology support person placed me on hold for more that 20 minutes and I began to feel like I had been hung out to dry and so I eventually just hung up the phone because time was being wasted. This is a potentially volitile situation because had this been a consumer who was frustrated, they may have hung up the phone even more frustrated. These non-resolutions can severely impact brand popularity and sales over that duration of time.

“References”

Arellano, Nestor E. (2008). Eight strategies to build a strong tech support team. itbusiness.ca. Retrieved September 6, 2009, from http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=47948

TechSoup for Libraries. (2009). Building a Technology Team. Retrieved September 7, 2009, from http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/?q=cookbook-3/planning-and-decision-making/building-a-technology-team

Source: William Kearns
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How to freeze blackberries

Many people are unsure as to whether or not you can freeze blackberries once they have been picked, and the answer is yes you can! Millions of blackberries get thrown away each day because people do not realise that they can be frozen and used in a variety of ways.

When freezing blackberries it’s best not to wash the fruit beforehand as they are prone to going mushy once defrosted.

Place the blackberries on a flat tray (one that is small enough to go in your freezer), arrange the blackberries on the tray ensuring that they don’t touch. Place gently into the freezer and allow to freeze for a few hours.

Once the blackberries are completely frozen, remove from the tray and place in either a sealed container with a lid on or a freezer bag with a tie.

Depending on what you want to do with the blackberries, you can either throw them in a smoothie (defrosted or frozen) or bake in a pie.

By using blackberries in a homemade smoothie you are drinking lots of goodness and vitamins in just one glassful and your smoothie can be extremely low fat too.

Below are a couple of free tasty smoothie recipes for you to make at home. You will not only save money, but you know exactly what ingredients has gone into it.

Blackberry and Honey Dew Melon Smoothie Recipe
(serves 2 )

Ingredients

2 cups of frozen blackberries
2 cups honeydew melon (fresh or frozen)
1/3 cup of sugar (or more to taste)

Method

Place the blackberries into your smoothie machine first, followed by the honeydew melon, and add the sugar. Blend for approximately 45 seconds. Pour and enjoy.


Very Berry Smoothie Recipe
(serves 1)

Ingredients

1 good handful of blueberries
1 banana
1 scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream

Method

To make this quick free smoothie recipe blend banana and blueberries in your blender for approx 35 seconds. Next add the vanilla ice-cream then blend for a further 20 seconds. Serve smooth and enjoy.

Source: flowercarole
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Compare Laptop Price, Features, User Reviews, Laptop Hot Deals

Using Compare Laptops tool to select a laptop that meets all your needs

Buying a laptop is not a guessing game and with so many laptops in the market. Most often, it becomes very difficult for you to make up your mind on what to buy. Every laptop manufacturer today has at least a minimum of 10-25 notebook models to offer, and even if you have the basic idea of what you want, it becomes hard to narrow down to your perfect choice.

Today laptops are not just machines that provide mobile computing. Rather they have evolved into tools of digital lifestyle. Today a laptop is used for computing, entertainment, mobile internet, video conferencing, gaming and much more. But not all laptops have all the functionalities, and each functionality adds to the cost. So how should you systematically go about selecting a laptop that meets your needs and comes at the affordable price?

One feature that is effectively used by comparison websites is Compare Laptop tool. This tool allows you to compare various models on price and features across brands and also different models of the same brand. The common mistake committed by most of the first time buyers of laptop is that they tend to compare only prices of laptops without looking at the features and configuration of the laptops, and therefore buying decision reached is never right.  It is like comparing Maruti 800 with Mercedes Benz C220, and if price is the only consideration then nobody would ever buy Mercedes Benz C220. Compare Laptop toolnot only allows you to compare prices of different laptops , but it offers comparison based on features and specifications like Processor, Ram, Hard Drive, Optical Disc Drive and so on. Basically Compare Laptop tool allows you to do like- to- like comparison to arrive at the right buying decision.
A simple three step process will help you select right laptop or any other technology gadget:

  1. Decide what you need laptop for.  For instance, do you need it for basic computing, or running high end applications, or graphic work, or gaming or entertainment? For example a HP pavilion laptop offers more multimedia capabilities when compared to a Dell Studio laptop, but at the same time a Dell Studio is much more suited for heavy computing as compared to HP pavilion notebooks.
  2. After you’ve decided on the use, shortlist models using Compare Laptop tool that meet your criteria with respect to features, components and overall specifications.
  3. Finally compare price of shortlisted models and further narrow down your choice to one to three models that are lowest priced.

Having said that, comparison tool as used in most the comparison websites today has its own limitations and it becomes difficult to narrow down your choices beyond a point.  www.consumermate.com takes this concept a step further and tries to address some of these anomalies. Consumermate allows you to shortlist models based on brand, screen-size, weight, and price before you do comparison on components & features. This allows you to specify your basic requirements before you go to detailed specification sheet. The buying decision is much more simple, accurate and precise this way.

Besides, Consumermate has a user friendly feature of Laptop Guru that through set of simple questions guides a lay-man to ascertain his exact requirements and select appropriate models. This is a very handy tool if you are unable to define your requirements, which is the case most often. In addition, Consumermate has features like Expert Ratings & reviews and user reviews that help you further refine your search.
The whole idea behind comparison tool is to provide choice and transparency to the prospective buyers and thus helping them reach objective and correct buying decision.

Read more about Laptops on www.consumermate.com, your expert buying advice.

Source: David Hawks
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What Truck Lifts Can Do to Your Trucks

Truck enthusiasts define Truck Lifts as an automobile system that is composed of springs that’s used to raise a vehicle. The process involves suspending the body, frame and power train of the truck’s wheel. That could make your truck look good.

Most truck drivers want their truck to be lifted because it lessens the jarring of the automobile while some just simply want to improve the look of their truck. After all, truck lift kits have become tremendously popular among people who wish to give their automobiles a unique or beefy look. Truck enthusiasts definitely want to make heads turn. They monster-size their rigs with a beefy truck lift kit for imposing style and impressive handling.

Truck lifts is very necessary if you’re planning on taking your vehicle off-roading. By suspending your truck, you gain additional clearance from the ground, which protects the underside of your vehicle from bulging rocks, sharp inclines, and foreign objects in the road. If you have ever bottomed out, either off-roading or heading up a steep driveway, you know from that disconcerting scraping sound that hitting the ground is bad for your automobile. Accelerated automobile wheels keep a close contact with the road surface; thus making your driving safer and an enjoyable one at all times.

With the perfect lift kit, you’re free to tackle even the toughest trails. Each truck lift kit at Truck Lifts Direct is built for your vehicle and includes all the parts you need.

Suspension upgrades gain you clearance for bigger tires, control for adverse terrain, and stronger parts to handle the abuse of real-world off-roading. Unfortunately, lift kits are also complicated systems, so be careful and it must be well engineered for safety and performance. With this, you need to find truck lift kits that are easy to install. Another thing would be that you have to keep in mind when searching for the perfect truck lift kit are the ups and downs of the change in ride height.

For instance, adding a lift kit and larger than stock wheels and tires can affect the vehicle’s tow hitch. You may now need a new rear bumper because of the change in ride height. Also, in some extreme cases, the trailer tongue can’t even reach the hitch. With long trailers, such as a four-horse stock trailer or a boat trailer, you may be able to mate trailer and hitch, but the trailer angle from front to back could be enough to cause the trailer to scrape the rear end on the road.

With these factors to consider, all you need to do is to search online shops for the perfect lifts for your truck! These sites are just a click away! Doing so would be extremely easy. Just remember lift kits are also complicated systems, so be careful and it must be well engineered for safety and performance.

Source: full house
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History Of Blackberry Plants

Blackberries were perceived by the ancient cultures as being a wild plant, and historical accounts for a backyard culture of blackberry bushes are few. The Greeks used the blackberry as a remedy for Gout, and the Romans made a tea from the leaves of the blackberry plant to treat various illnesses.

John Bartram, the early American explorer, botanist, and writer founded the first United States Botanical Garden, in 1728. In the early American colonies, William Bartram in his book, Travels, noted that General Oglethorpe was sent to the colony of Georgia in 1733 to investigate the possibility of establishing various temperate and subtropical plants which might “prove valuable for Georgia farms and orchards.” William Bartram noted further in his book, Travels, that he his father, John Bartram, were sent to explore the Southern colonies that included East Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and Alabama to take an inventory of plants growing there after the Spanish were expelled by the English. Bartram reported that just outside of Mobile, Alabama, it “grows here five or six feet high, rambling like Brier vines over the fences and shrubs.”

Much of the first modern blackberry variety development was done in America, beginning with Judge Logan of California in 1880, and the release and introduction of the Loganberry.

The Boysenberry was developed from a natural selection saved from the abandoned farm of Mr. Rudolf Boysen by USDA member George Darrow, along with Walter Knott, a California fruit and berry enthusiast, whose wife began making berry preserves, and that farm later became the famous Knotts Berry Farm, located near the Walt Disney amusement park in California.

The Youngberry was developed in 1905 in Morgan City, Louisiana; it is a cross between Luther Burbank’s, Phenomenal Berry, and the Austin-Mayes Dewberry, a trailing blackberry. This berry had excellent qualities, such as taste and high yields, and it soon replaced the Loganberry of California after its release.

Blackberry plants, Rubus spp., can not be truthfully separated accurately by taxonomists into species, because the original species that existed centuries ago have intercrossed themselves in the natural state so completely, and the natural selections have reached a critical composition and complexity, that cannot be adequately recreated through backcrosses. Blackberry vines and bushes grow in the native state on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. The adaptatation factor to growing blackberries is broad and the cold hardiness of the blackberry bushes and vines extends into extremely cold territories. The bush form blackberry is more cold hardy than the trailing blackberry vines, and the range of growth extends into the northwestern portions of the United States. The trailing blackberry vines are considered by most taxonomists to be: Rubus macropetalus, Rubus loganobaccus, and Rubus ursinus. Erect blackberry bushes that are recognized as native genera are: Rubus frondosus, Rubus argutus, and Rubus allegheniensis.

Thorns are present in native blackberry plants and the thorns prevent grazing wildlife, animals and birds from eating the vines before the berry bushes flower and later when blackberries are produced. When the blackberries grow and ripen, they are not only consumed by wildlife animals and birds, but they have been enjoyed by humans for centuries. Luther Burbank wrote in his book, Fruit Improvement, in 1921 that many hybrids had been developed by his efforts and others to grow thornless blackberry bushes and vines. These thornless creations were at first inferior in taste and quality to the thorny species; however, modern hybridizers of thornless blackberry plants have created the cultivars:

The most important new hybrid, the Triple Crown, was released by the USDA. These new thornless blackberry bushes are released for growing in the Middle Atlantic and Pacific Northwest. The Triple Crown is thornless and ripens early to midseason. The fruit is firm and black with a balanced sub-acid sweet taste and is aromatically pleasing. This berry release is expected to be the sensational highlight for gardeners everywhere expecting high quality and growing adaptation. Other, older thornless blackberry releases are: Apache, Hull, Thornfree, Black Satin, Arapaho, Navaho, Chester, and Boysenberry. All these blackberries have overcome the sticky problems of the original thornless blackberry hybrids. Commercial thorny blackberry production has been stimulated by an introduction of these blackberry released cultivars: Austin-Mayes dewberry, Chicasaw blackberry, Shawnee blackberry, Kiowa blackberry, Choctaw blackberry, Cherokee blackberry, Cheyenne blackberry, Lawton blackberry, and the Ouchita blackberry that makes you say ‘ouch’ when you pick them. Most of the above released blackberry cultivars are hybrids of a Brazos blackberry and Darrow cross.

Blackberries please the taste of humans as well as that of animals and are believed by many wildlife conservationists to be the most important naturalized growing plant that provides food for wildlife.

Wildlife animals and birds eat blackberries as food or receive a thorny protective cover from blackberry bushes or vines that wind along fences, animals such as quail, doves, turkey, raccoons, opossums, and believe it or not, bears. Perhaps children enjoy eating a fistful of blackberries from wild plants growing at the edge of the woods in summer, and then return home with the tell-tale purple stains on their teeth, lips, and clothing. Wild blackberries are delicious when they grow in profusion at the wood’s edge into bushy plants or as trailing vines called dewberries. The delicate balance of a sweet and sour taste can stimulate the senses from the new hybrid cultivars towards heights unequaled by other berries or fruits.

Much of the early American blackberry hybridization was done by Luther Burbank, who introduced his Phenomenal Berry and even a white blackberry, but it was too soft to successfully ship commercially.

Although most botanists classify blackberry plants into 3 types, Erect, trailing vines, and semi-erect plants, the in-between semi-erect plants, theoretically, could be actually an erect plant loaded with ripe berries. That semi-erect classification offers little clarification of taxonomic principles.

Blackberries fresh from the vines are useful in many foods; they are delicious in frozen packs, canned, as blackberry wine, ice cream, fresh blackberry juice, blackberry pies, blackberry jelly, blackberry jam, and best of all when eaten as a fresh fruit. Many health benefits come from eating blackberries that are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins along with being a good source of the minerals potassium, phosphorus, iron, and calcium.

Source: Pat Malcolm
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Where to Buy Lowest Price LCD TV

Searching for the lowest price LCD TV doesn’t have to be a timely endeavor or even a cumbersome task. More and more companies are making quality LCD TVs. The more LCD TVs flood the market with their high-tech presence, the lower prices drop due to the vast completion for the TVs: thus, the lowest price LCD TV is becoming something that is easier to find as long as you know where to look for.

Local consumer electronics retail stores offer the consumer the chance to buy the lowest price LCD TV, if the consumer knows how and when to shop. Just after major holidays, prices drop considerably as stores and retailers look to up the incoming business. Consumers can save quite a bit on an LCD TV purchase sometimes.

Buying from a LCD TV wholesaler is another superlative option when seeking the lowest price LCD TV. Wholesalers tend to offer lower prices on their LCD TV offerings than local retail stores. Top brands are typically available and a consumer can save a bundle when buying from wholesalers.

However, the best places to buy the lowest price LCD TVs is via online auction stores. When looking for huge savings, or you simply wants to comparatively shop without traveling from store to stores, there really is no better way to find the lowest price LCD TV than by taking advantage of Internet access. Online auction stores have become a flourishing and very active market, and here is the place where you can really get the best values buying LCD TVs.

I recommend you checking out LCD TV Deals. It is a specialized LCD TVs auction site, offering a great selection of brand new and refurbished LCD TVs at the best prices. When looking for huge savings, or if you simply wants to comparatively shop without traveling from store to stores, there really is no better way to shopping for cheap LCD TV than LCDTVDeal.com. Be sure to try this website.

Source: Wilson Snyder
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