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  • can you call 1-800 numbers from a local only phone line?

    I would like to have a phone line for local calls only and when I call long distance I would use my cheap calling card. But I would have anyways very few calls from this phone so I am looking for the cheapest way. It seems that buying a local only service is very cheap and for the occasional call to call an 800 number (my calling card) the best combination.

    Will this work? Or do local calls not go to 800 numbers? thanks!

    7 AnswersLand Phones1 decade ago
  • What happens to my mutual funds if my broker goes bankrupt?

    There are several banks out thre which also offer brokerage services. some of the banks may declare bankruptcy due to the credit crisis. I have mutual funds in one of those banks. The funds are holdings of all kinds of stock so I would assume they continue to exist. Or am I wrong? Please advise.

    2 AnswersInvesting1 decade ago
  • Wie finde ich Personen oder Institutionen/Firmen die eine vermietete Wohnung kaufen moechten?

    Ich wohne nicht mehr in Deutschland habe aber noch eine Wohnung in Deutschland die ich verkaufen moechte. Die Wohnung ist vermietet und daher nicht so einfach zu verkaufen - sagt mein Makler der da einfach nicht ran will.

    Ich kann mich aber um Mieter und Wohnung von hier einfach nicht so gut kuemmern wie ich das muesste und der Mieter ist nicht gerade pflegeleicht.

    Daher wuerde ich die Wohnung auch deutlich unter Preis verkaufen. (Was ich hier in USA kompensieren kann schon wegen Euro/$ Stand hin zu wie capital loss steuerlich behandelt wird).

    Gibt es irgendwelche Firmen, Personengruppen, Wohnungsbaugesellschaften, Kapitalanleger oder andere Institutionen die eine vermietete Wohnung kaufen wuerden wenn das zwar ein "Schnaeppchen" finanziell ist aber etwas "pflegeintensiv"? Kennt jemand her websites wo ich gucken koennte und die Wohnung anbieten koennte? Vielen Dank!

    4 AnswersMiete & Wohneigentum1 decade ago
  • How to distinguish Elderberry from Mountain Ash?

    Pictures of both plants look quite similar, it seems leaves and berries can look quite similar too when it is about the red Elderberry.

    Pretty sure however that you know a lot of details about how to disnguish the plants from each other.

    The reason I want to is that I have both plants in the area and want to pick the Elderberries but not mix that up with other berries, especially not mountain ash, of which the seeds are not healthy.

    Thank you!

    2 AnswersBotany1 decade ago
  • what kind of bone is that?

    Our dog came back from the woods with a bone in his mouth, proudly chewing on it. Very likely it is a deer bone. However I would like to confirm or hear from what other species it could looks very characeteristic.

    the bone is about 25 cm(15 inches?) long and relatively hard (harder than pork or lamb, softer than cow). interesting is that it looks like having a seam all the way from top to bottom. So it is not perfectly round but has this ridge following the whole bone.

    Any idea which species exhibits such bones? Thank you.

    3 AnswersBiology1 decade ago
  • Which of the 3 car models should I buy?

    So - here is what is important for me when I am buying my next car. It can be used or new. And I came down to 3 different models. What are your opinions?

    I need:

    4x4 drive

    A truck bed with a tonneau and perhaps a shell

    full crew cab with power windows (also for the rear seats!)

    Safety is important (door enhancements, crash tests; rollover stability etc.).

    High ground clearance and really ready to go over rough territory

    Price (new around 30K; used around 18-24K)

    Easy maintenance (no repairs, long warranties, long cycles for services)

    So I came down to:

    Toyota Tacoma, 2005, 2006 or 2007 model

    Ford Eplorer sport trac 2007 model

    Nissan Frontier, 2006 or 2007 model

    Which one would you chose and why? Thank you

    10 AnswersBuying & Selling1 decade ago
  • Tooth problem...what to do?

    One of my molars had a filling which was already going very deep into the tooth and almost touched the nerves. That fell out. The dentist put a crown on it. Something went wrong with the first attempt and a piece of the crown borke off. The dentist removed that crown and I got a new one.

    However - I have two problems with that tooth which may be two separate problems and I would like to understand whether I have to go back to the dentist or whether it could heal by itself; 1. The tooth or around the area sometimes reacts to hot liquids. Not always and only to hot. It is a pulsating pain which stays for a minute. 2. The other isue is that the crown feels "uncomofortable", I can't say it else. It seems every 5 days somethign gets inflamed and I floss and use listerine and it goes away. And then it starts again. Is that a normal adjustment to a slightly new shape and geometry of the crown than the original tooth had?

    Do I need root canal and a 3rd new crown? Or can this heal itself?

    7 AnswersDental1 decade ago
  • What is the difference between a will and a trust? I live in CA and later in OR?

    Just recently I learned how sudden accidents can happen and take your life out. I want to make sure that the people I love and treasure will get the parts of my property which best suit to them. But I want to do it also the most simple way and not spend a lot of money or time in the process.

    Thank you.

    2 AnswersPersonal Finance1 decade ago
  • Birthday gift for my b.f? He is 52 with a boyish heart and playful soul?

    So sweet wonderful boyfriend who is the best man in the world will have his birthday soon. What can I get for his birthday to make his heart jump - any ideas?

    He likes the ocean, watersports (rather doing than watching), physical activity, humor, and even more humor, our dog, romance, family...

    But he has almost everything already <sigh>.....and also I am not very I need your help :-)

    Please share your ideas, thank you!

    16 AnswersOther - Family & Relationships1 decade ago
  • Are tail numbers "N" number on airplanes as unique an identifier for a plane like a license plate for a car?

    Just wondering - it seems a tail number (the "N" number) for civilian aircraft has only 5 digits of which 2 are letters reserved to indicate the airline.

    So what happens if an airline has more than 1000 planes? I can imagine tha large carriers do have more than that. How would the number then look like?

    I tried to enter a longer number on the website and it responded back that the number is too long.

    Thank you!

    10 AnswersAircraft1 decade ago
  • What do I need to become a pharmacist? I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry from a foreign Western university?

    I'd like to change career (and lcoation) and one of the options is to become a pharmacist.

    Since I have already a Ph.D. in Chemistry maybe I need only a few extra qualifications? I live in CA but want works finally in OR .Do you hvae some advice? Thank you!

    1 AnswerPrimary & Secondary Education1 decade ago
  • What does it take to become a financial adviser?

    What certifications and trainings are required? I would like to change careers and financial adviser is a career I am very intersted in. Thank you!

    1 AnswerCareers & Employment1 decade ago
  • satellite DSL questions - or other ideas for broadband Internet in rural areas?

    We need to get high speed internet access at our rural home and it seems satelite DSL is the only option. But....we do not have full exposure to the southern sky and there are a couple other things. Does someone know the answer to those questions here?:

    1. How much exposure to the southern sky do you need for satelite DSL? 50% 60%?

    2. Is the satelite location changing during the day/night? If I have 50% of the southern sky would there be times where it works and times where it does not work?

    3. Because of the signal traveling to the satelite and back and the fact that light has a speed it seems satelite DSL has delays of about 3-5 seconds or so. That could be a problem with Webex transmissions. Has anyone tried?

    4. How good is the performance - really? If you compare it to regular DSL or to broadband cable?

    5. Can you think about an alternative to satelite DSL? Will Verizon broadband for example expand to rural areas? Or Internet from the power outlet?

    Thank you!

    1 AnswerInternet1 decade ago
  • Got a new crown, slight that a problem?

    About 10 days ago I got a new crown on a molar. Although I am flossing regularly and taking really good care of teeth, gums, mouth and usually never have problems I now do have this feel of the gums around the crown being inflamed.

    The temporary crown I had until the real one got in was perfect, I had zero problems. That was some kind of polymer.

    What could be the reason? I am allergic to the metal Ni but I doubt this is in the crown material.

    Will this ultimately go away or could that be something more serious so I should go back to see the doctor?

    Thank you!

    3 AnswersDental1 decade ago
  • Drilling a Well for a house in a rural area - costs?

    We have a place in a rural area and currently for water it is hooked up to a community well. However the costs for use, maintenance and repair to stay connected may be higher than putting an own well in. And so we are thinking about this option.

    Does anybody know what the costs are for drilling and installing an average well? Plus the work to connect it correctly to the house? It's for a one family dwelling and there is no doubt that we will find water when we drill, perhaps at 150 feet. There is plenty water on the property.

    Thank you!

    2 AnswersOther - Home & Garden1 decade ago
  • knee injury: 4 weeks after - can not bend knee, still swollen - what is going on?

    4 weeks ago a dog ran into my left knee. He hit from behind and the side and the major force was slightly above the knee but also on the side of the knee. It felt like I was standing on my left legt and the upper part of the leg rotated out (like a dislocation). The MRI shows that all cartilages and ligaments are fine.

    The knee however still 4 weeks after is swollen, especially when I move it a bit more than normal. I can not bend it - although I can stretch it. I have strange sensations with the muscles above the injured knee. The doc says the MRI shows also liquid in the knee and something which could be a bone bruise.

    He however thinks I should wait, it may get better on it's own and he wants to se me back in a few weeks/months. I wonder whether there could be injuries to the tendons or muscles or other which the MRI does not show.

    Does someone know? Is it comon to not be able to bend the knee even 4 weeks after the injury?

    Thank you very much! - Sylvia

    3 AnswersOther - Diseases1 decade ago
  • how can I make a living in Langlois, OR?

    Looking for a business idea which is location independent so I can work from home.

    1 AnswerCareers & Employment1 decade ago