Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

Getting Help From the Alcoholic Anonymous Group

There are many reasons and many different kinds of people that join the alcoholic anonymous groups in their area. There are some that only go to meeting because they were told to and there are many that go to all the meeting because they want to. No matter what the reason on why you are going to the alcoholic anonymous meeting in your area, you are going to end up with something good out of it. That is only one thing that the people that are involved with the alcoholic anonymous groups are going to be able to do for some of its members.

There are many more reasons why there are people that will join the alcoholic anonymous groups beside the fact that they are going to get at least one thing out of it. Some will join alcoholic anonymous so that they are going to be able to get some real help with a drinking problem that they have come to realize that they have. If you know someone that does have a drinking problem, you may want him or her to join up with alcoholic anonymous groups. But the reality is that is they are not going to admit that they have a drinking problem then the alcoholic anonymous group is not going to be able to help them out until they are willing to admit that they have the problem.

If you really want someone to admit that they have a drinking problem then you are going to need to find a way to make them realize that they have a problem first. That is the only way that the alcoholic anonymous group is going to be able to help them out. You may be able to get them to realize that they have a problem is by making some kind of a mark or even a tape of how they are acting and how much they are drinking so you will be able to shoe them the problem that they are having with the drinking.

Once you or your family member is admitting that they have a problem with the drinking, you are going to be able to get them into one of the alcoholic anonymous groups that are in your area. Then you know that they are going to get the help that they are in need of or their addiction to the alcohol with the help of the alcoholic anonymous group that they are seeing. In addition, another good thing about the alcoholic anonymous is that all the people stay anonymous unless they are ready to let people know who they are. The alcoholic anonymous group is not going to pressure you to doing something that they want you are going need to get thru this at your own pace so you can kick the drinking habit.

Senin, 30 Agustus 2010

Get maximum of dating online

Recently, when online dating wasn't so popular as nowadays, many people didn't took it seriously. But now more and more people prefer online dating services to find their second half.

There are enough reasons why online dating is better than traditional one. It is easier, faster and inexpensive – you can sit in your armchair by the fireplace communicating with someone very pleasant and you can spend as much time as you like.

So here are some tips for you to make the most from online dating.

Number 1. Find the reliable web site.

There are so many online dating sites that it is easy to get confused. So you have to define what exactly you are looking for. Some sites are created for people interested in serious relationships, others - for people searching for lighter non-committal dating, the third ones promote international, intercultural dating or common interests and beliefs relationships.

Be careful – some services are scamming men in order to get money, so you should look for a very reliable service to start your Russian girl research. It will be useful to make some phone calls to make sure that or this site will give you what you want, it's also important to explain to the matchmaker what you are looking for.

Number 2. Create your profile.

The first thing you'll have to do while using dating services - is to create your personal dating profile. You will generally be asked to provide some basic information (weight, height, occupation, etc.) as well as have an opportunity to talk a little bit about yourself and post some photos.

Sometimes visiting this sites have something in common with job-hunting and so your dating profile and resume may look alike. And indeed, this is your chance to put your best foot forward. Just be honest concerning your description, what you are searching for and what you like and dislike. It will be a lot easier for people to respond, when they can relate to your interests and preferences.

Adding a picture to your profile is recommended - it will make people feel more comfortable and one step closer to getting to know you. The same principle applies to photos – be honest. Showing a picture that looks nothing like you only puts you at risk of deceiving the person you are interested in and leaves little chances for future relationship after your meeting.

Number 3. The research itself.

All dating sites offer several criteria by which you can browse the profiles. This makes the online date search very convenient.

Number 4. Making initial contact.

Finally, some girl has attracted your attention. With online dating sites you don't have to worry about face to face rejection, so common in the club world. You don't have to stumble over your words and have plenty of time to think of the best way to approach the dashing beauty and learn more about her through her profile.

However, don't write too much – chances are you won't score many good points for that. Make your first message short and sweet. Be specific:

- if you comment on her looks, mention what you liked (eyes, smile);

- make a point of referencing her profile, it will show her you've read what she has to say and that you are attentive;

- find things in common, it will make it easier to generate a response from her.

You'd better do not write to too many people at once. While all information is nicely stored and kept on the website, it can get quite confusing trying to keep track of who said what and being genuine in your replies. It's best to reply quickly to grab and keep women's interest. You may also find it helpful to have a folder for each of the ladies you are corresponding with to store photos, correspondence and notes for each one of them.

Number 5. Moving ahead.

You wrote to her and she replied, congratulations! The main thing now is not to get too carried away and remain yourself. Share information about who you are, but also be courteous and take interest in other person's life. Don't try to talk like someone else, you risk sounding artificial and, what's worse, making your date feel disappointed once you communicate over phone or in person. Take it easy, you will know if things are going well!

Number 6. When things aren't so fine.

While there is a high rate of people finding each other, forming strong relationships and getting close, chances are there will be times when the person you are interested in may not reciprocate. Don't take it too close to heart. Whatever reasons they have for not responding or stopping communication, it is their loss. Besides, there is still plenty of fish in the sea, the next of which can happen to be the one you were looking for all along.

Should you be on the other end of the equation and decide to stop communicating with someone, remember one thing: there is never any reason to be rude. Put yourself in that person's shoes and think of what you would not want to hear if you were them, consider their feelings.

It is practically impossible to forsee every situation you might appear in the online dating world. But it is possible to make the most of it by being honest, thoughtful, positive, flexible, funny and considerate. Be yourself and treat others the way you'd want them to treat you, and you are guaranteed to benefit from online communication any way it goes.

Minggu, 29 Agustus 2010

Get away from it all

Haven't you ever had time you wanted to get away from it all? In March/April 1978, published a story about a couple who bought McLeod's Island — a 90-acre island off the coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada.

They have a few animals, spend very little on groceries, and are pretty well sustained by the island itself. Although it does present them with some challenges:

"The sea, you know, is not called "restless" for nothing. A glass-smooth bay (as we've learned so well!) can churn-sometimes seemingly in seconds-into a windswept chaos of currents and combers. We've also seen that same bay (the one in which our island is located) thaw and then completely refreeze in just hours on a single December day.

Winters up here can be especially variable. Continual spring-like thaws throughout 1976's cold season, for instance, kept our bay filled with slushy ice that was too thick to push a boat through ... but too dangerous for even a fox to walk on. We were marooned for three full months, from the first of January until the end of March. Last winter's record cold snap, on the other hand, filled the bay so solidly with pack ice that we could hike back and forth to the mainland for our mail and toboggan loads of supplies any time we wanted."

For some of us, we find the Internet gives us the freedom to be able to work and live almost any place we want to. These people didn't have that luxury. I use the past tense as I can't find any current information about them. Who knows? Maybe the tide swept the out to sea.

Life is full of sacrifices. Some are just more dear than others. Still, I don't think buying an island is in my future.

You can read the whole article here.

Sabtu, 28 Agustus 2010

Gay Trucker Questions


Thru the years of running various Gay Trucker related sites that I own.
I have had numerious questions about how you properly cruise a trucker.
Or how you properly pick a trucker up. For years, The Rest areas and Truck Stops have been cruisey.
Many states are clamping down on this. The main reason is cause most men are ( CRUISING WRONG! ) and ruining it for everyone else.
We all have to keep in mind that a Truck Stop or a Rest Area is a place of public.
What this means is, While you do your cruising there is , kids with there family at the Truck stop, ETC
and a certain measure of expertese and practice needs to take place to ( PROPERLY CRUISE ) these places.
And most importantly, So you dont get ( ARRESTED! ). And second most importantly, so you do not disturb
travelers passing thru that are not involved on what your trying to do.
Keep in mind that everyone will have there own theory and method as to how to cruise a Gay Trucker.
But one thing is a given, that there is also a ( WRONG ) way wich could lead to problems!.
You need to first figure out how to establish contact! Flashing your dam genitals on the highway is not really the ( PROPER ) way.
In fact , that method could get you arrested! Eye contact is one of the most important things.
This method of cruising will work in almost any establishment, or anywhere you so choose to use this method. And its legal! Your simply looking at someone. If this person continues to look back, giving you the idea that he may be interested, At this point then perhaps make your eye contact even more obvious. It does not hurt to go up and say ( HELLO ) to someone to. Use safe and proper judgement with this!. This method ( EYE CONTACT ) works well in bars for the most part. After all cruising is not just for truckers. It happens everywhere you turn , Humans are a ( animal ) according to science. This means when we are attracted to someone out of common instinct we will stare at someone. Its only NORMAL!.
Get a CB!, For decades this has been a popular method to ( ESTABLISH ) contact with a GayTrucker.
Some men use the DOUBLE CLICKING OF THE MIC method on the cb then may say ( 21 ) or another channel.
The other is hoping someone will follow them to that channel then a private conversation takes place on the CB!
Some use the method of Tapping the Brake lights in a rest area, or the dome light. This method may cause unwanted others noticing you.
Or possibly the cops. So use this method at your own risk. Most importantly, Do not get overboard with the tapping of brake lights and dome lights.
DO NOT!: Expose your self to a trucker or anyone for that matter. Unless your in the privacy of his bunk!.
This is a very RISKY way to cruise and as stated above. Could get you ( ARRESTED! ).
Keep in mind that there is just as many men or ( truckers ) out there that will bust you as there is that want to meet up with you.
Due to this scenario you need to ( PROPERLY ) cruise and not bother others that are not cruising or looking for the same thing your looking for.
There is also many other methods of cruising, Some less risky and others more risky.
Most importantly, If you go out there and cruise. Always have your guards up, Do not make stupid judgements or moves.
If you do it properly, The worse thing that can happen is a cop may ask you to leave but cant arrest you.
Remember the first paragraph!, EYE CONTACT is only human in nature!, and most certainly not illegal.
The other matters noted in this article are of coarse ways to cruise but I do not support these methods as it would be un ethnical for me to state I support those methods, since they are a hair risky.

Jumat, 27 Agustus 2010

Gas Prices Are On Fire

As I write this article the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is just under $3.00 for a countrywide average. The price will only continue to rise as issues continue to heat up with Iran and the price of crude oil continues to climb.

I personally used to spend close to $400 per month on gas to commute back and forth to work and that was when gas was only $2.25 a gallon or so. I finally put a stop to that by starting my own website and working from home. Now I fill my tank once a month compared to 3-4 times per week.

I decided to write this article after seeing an interview on the Today Show with the CEO of Exxon. He was asked in this interview if his company was going to do anything to cut the prices for consumers this summer as prices get higher. He had to hold back from laughing. He went on to give the answer I figured he’d give, which was that they had a duty to shareholders to make them money. The interviewer said, “So, that is a NO then?” His response was, “We are in business to make money.”

So, knowing that the politicians are not doing anything to help you with gas prices and the companies are doing everything they can to milk you for every penny they can get, what can you do to reduce your fuel expenses? There are obvious answers to this question, such as buying a hybrid car or a more fuel efficient car in general. You can drive less just for fun. The days of cruising around are basically over. When I was in my teens I used to fill my tank and just cruise around and get lost. Not only was it relaxing for me to drive, I did some of my best thinking while driving, but I learned my way around very well. The days of joy riding are long gone.

I know my wife and I have started taking my Nissan Sentra out for family trips rather than her Nissan Murano. Her Murano gets excellent gas mileage for an SUV type vehicle but it costs nearly $60 to fill the tank as opposed to $31 for the Sentra.

Short of finding a new job closer to the home there is not much someone can do to lessen their fuel expenses. You need to get to work, you need to do errands on the weekends. Depending on the age of your kids you could potentially ride bikes to soccer or baseball practice (or whatever activity your kids are involved in). It is good exercise for you and the kids. Hopefully those locations are not very far from the house. Once again, if the oldest child is playing baseball and you have younger kids that can’t ride bikes this option is not available.

As American consumers our hands are tied. We are held hostage by the oil Czar’s of the world and the American oil corporations such as Exxon. Our politicians have not done enough to protect this from happening to us. Sure, they are all over the TV now “proposing” solutions to the gas price crisis but it is no good now.

Oil runs our lives. It helps to produce plastics, which mostly everything is made of now, electricity, gasoline for our vehicles, and much more. The price of oil continues to rise. The supply of oil is dwindling everyday as it is not a resource that is replaced. Once it is gone it is gone. I had previously asked what you can do to reduce your fuel expenses and there really is no answer to that. You may be able to get the hybrid cars, which are not really cost effective, a motorcycle, scooter, or ride a bike, if your life allows any of these options. The fact remains that you cannot escape the rising costs of oil. If you save on one end you will be hit on the other end. They will find a way to get their money.

Our only real way to make a difference is to change the way we vote and bring in politicians that actually have our best interest in mind instead of the big corporations. The Democrats like to say that the Republicans are the ones working for the rich and the big corporations but the truth is they both do. In fact, if you look at the stats of where the donations come from for the Presidential campaigns for those parties, the Democrats accept more from big corporations.

It may seem like this article had no direction, or maybe you understand what I was doing here. The only solution for us, as American citizens and consumers, is for us to vote the right people into office. All of the other talk, and other possible ways to reduce expenses, is nothing more than what I said, “talk”.

Kamis, 26 Agustus 2010

Games: Which are the Easiest to Play

Here is a guide to the best online games. Find yourself winning, or at least not necessary losing in the long run. The best casino games are games that have a low house edge or games where by practicing your skill you can have an advantage over the casino. Those with the lowest house edge are blackjack and video poker. By improving the skill with which you play poker and blackjack, you gain an advantage over the other player or over the casino.

House Edge:
First, here is an explanation about the term house edge. The house edge is the way the casinos create an artificial advantage over the player to ensure their profits. The advantage is created by not paying the true odds. The house edge is the gap between the true odds and the odds the casino actually pays out for a winning.

Here is an example for clarification. The true odds in an American roulette game are 37:1. However, if you place a one dollar bet, you would be paid 35 dollars instead of 37 dollars, which are the true odds. The two dollars gap between the true odds and the actual payout is the casino house edge. You can calculate American roulette house edge by dividing 2 dollars by 38. The result is 5.26 percent.

This is an exceptional casino game. It is the only casino game where you play against the other players instead of competing against the casino. There is not a house edge in poker. Instead, most casinos ensure their profits by collecting a rake, which is a certain percentage of the pot used to cover expenses. Other casinos charge each player by the hour.

Poker is the best casino game to play if you are a skilled player. A skilled player with experience, excellent knowledge in certain game rules, smart strategy and an ability to read facial expressions would have an advantage over the less skilled poker players, especially those who rely on their good fortune.

This is the only casino game where the advantage can be shifted from the player to the dealer. When you are playing blackjack and using an optimal strategy, the house edge can be lower than 0.5 percent. You can increase your odds of winning and lower the house edge by learning the strategy based on the mathematics of the game.

Another way to lower the casino advantage in blackjack is by card counting. A skilled card counter can adjust his bets and his strategy according to the proportion between high cards and low cards. Mastering card counting requires skill and practice. In addition, since casinos are not especially welcoming card counters to their blackjack tables, you should also practice your hiding skills.

Video Poker:
The resemblance between video poker and slot machine sometimes causes confusion. Nevertheless, contrasting to slot machine, video poker is a game of skill. Playing video poker using an optimal strategy can lower its house edge to less than half percent. As opposed to slot machines, in video poker machine the pay table on the front of the machine enables you to determine the expected return of the game.

For example:
1) In a 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker machine, the expected return percentage can be as high as 99.5 percent.
2) In a 8/5 Jacks or Better machine the return percentage can be 97.3 percent and 95 percent in a 6/5 Jacks or Better video poker machine.
3) In a full paying Deuces Wild machine, the expected return percentage can be 100.17 percent.

Rabu, 25 Agustus 2010

Galileo Telescope

One telescope maker that has been making a name for itself over the last few years is Galileo Telescope. This company, based in India, prides itself on offering excellent telescopes and one-on-one service with knowledgeable people who use the telescopes themselves. This allows Galileo Telescope to not only offer excellent optical equipment, but also excellent customer service.

Begun in India in 1989, Galileo Telescope began its life by offering telescopes for Indian amateur astronomers who need a quality telescope for their stargazing needs. Determined to set themselves apart from the rest of the market, Galileo Telescope came out with an 8-inch telescope, which is rather large by Indian standards. And, even more, Galileo’s first telescope was easy to use, allowing even novice astronomers to learn it quickly.

With this success under their belts, Galileo Telescope continued to innovate. First, they developed a reliable, easy to operate mount that allowed amateurs to have a stable platform for their telescopes. Then they stretched out to create larger telescopes for deeper explorations of space, while also creating portable models that made for easier carrying and transportation.

Additionally, Galileo Telescope is the only Indian company to offer its customers Dobsonian telescopes. This large, rugged and reliable design is well known and familiar to amateur astronomers, as it makes large-aperture telescopes an affordable option for the backyard skywatcher. While made from a simple, Newtonian design, its simplicity allows it to be a very reliable and very powerful option for people who want to peer into the vastness of space.

For those who want the challenge of building their own telescopes, Galileo Telescope also offers an excellent selection of lenses, mirrors, eyepieces that will allow amateurs to create a telescope to their own specifications and give themselves the view that they uniquely desire. And, for the nervous novices who want a little more help with their telescope building adventures, Galileo also offers telescope kits that will allow them to build their own telescope and learn the inner workings of optical instruments in a less risky situation.

In addition to their standard line of Dobsonian telescopes, Galileo Telescope also offers a wide range of equipment for a variety of needs. Whether it might be a spotting scope, binoculars, a tripod or a refracting telescope, the people at Galileo Telescope are always eager to use their expertise to stretch themselves into new areas. And, as Galileo expands their reach into new realms, rest assured that they are just as committed to crafting some of the finest optics available.

For people who want a telescope that has been created, tried and tested by people who use the optics they offer, Galileo Telescope is an excellent name to trust. They pride themselves on designing and creating excellent telescopes that they are willing to stand behind and support. And with their one-on-one support, they will be able to help anyone who has questions or needs assistance with their products. All of which makes Galileo Telescope a company that amateur astronomers can turn to when they want to turn their eyes to the heavens.

Selasa, 24 Agustus 2010

Gagner A la Roulette

Depuis que la roulette est considérée comme un jeu de chance, tout le monde pense qu'il doit exister plus ou moins de trucs pouvant vous faciliter vos jeux. Mais ceci n'est pas toujours vrai. Bien que quelques conseils d'experts puissent vous être donnés, sachez que nulle stratégie n'est fiable à 100%. En voici cependant quelques une.

Essayez la Roulette Européenne: généralement, vous trouverez sur les sites de casino en ligne deux types de roulettes: l'européenne et l'américaine. La seule différence entre les deux et le nombre de cases de zéro existant sur le cylindre. L'européenne n'en comprend qu'une, alors que l'américaine en dispose de deux. Cette différenciation s'explique par l'avantage pris par la maison ( ou casino). Avec un seul zéro, l'avantage de la maison est diminué de moitié, ce qui vous permet d'accroître vos chances de gagner.

Apprenez à bien miser: les paris sur numéros simples sont la pire chose à faire dans tous les jeux de casinos existants. L'avantage de la maison est si important lorsque vous pariez sur un nombre simple qu'il vous est presque impossible de remporter quelque gain que ce soit. De plus, avant de pouvoir gagner, il vous faudra miser énormément auparavant. Les meilleurs paris restent donc ceux dont l'avantage de la maison est le plus faible.

Jouez pour le plaisir. Quand vous jouez pour le plaisir, vous êtes d'avantage détendu et plus apte à prendre de bonnes décisions, ce qui est loin d'être le cas lorsque vous vous trouvez en état de stress, soumis à la pression de devoir remporter de l'argent. Dans ce cas ci, vous pouvez le payer très cher car votre compréhension du jeu est altérée et vous pousse à commettre d'inévitables erreurs.

Etablissez votre budget. Ce conseil est valable pour tous les jeux d'argent, sans restrictions aucune. Ne jouez jamais sans avoir au préalable déterminé votre budget. Ne jouez qu'avec la somme prévue et jamais d'avantage. En effet, si vous pensez jouez d'avantage que cela, il ne s'agira plus dès lors d'un simple petit problème financier à court terme mais d'un véritable gouffre sur le long terme, et la limite est fine avant d'être considéré comme joueur problématique et se retrouver interdit de casino.

Mettez de coté ce que vous venez de gagner. A nouveau, ce conseil, avec le précédent, est l'un des meilleurs. En remisant ce que vous venez de gagner, si le tour précédant vous perdez, rien de dramatique n'est arrivé à votre budget. En revanche, si vous misez tout le temps avec vos gains et que vous perdez à chaque coup, il ne vous restera dès lors plus rien. Et entre nous, il vaut mieux repartir avec un petit quelque chose que rien du tout. Ne laissez jamais vos gains sur le tapis car en cas de perte, vous perdrez tout, très vite.

Entrainez vous. Rendez-vous sur un casino en ligne et jouez des parties gratuites en mode démo afin de vous familiariser avec le jeu. Il n'y a rien de pire que de se rendre à un jeu dont on ne maîtrise pas les règles et de pariez au bon vent la chance. Lisez avant tout les règles des jeux, puis allez sur le mode démo et jouez y régulièrement jusqu'à ce que vous vous sentiez prêt à passer le cap du mode réel.

Senin, 23 Agustus 2010

Funny Images and Videos Online

Images have always been useful on internet content, the first logos were mainly the name of the company with a simple drawing, then we got MS Paint, where people could make their own images, that was a revolution on image creating. Times passed, and new technologies appeared, today we see images even on the most simple and old-fashioned websites, 3D pictures, softwares like photoshop have taken control of the image producing and editing.

The videos we nowadays watch at You Tube, were not always like this, they were just simple presentions, with texts and sometimes a few images, now we can also watch 3D movies, hundreds of film editing softwares, we can now create moving images, starting from zero, and without a lot of acknowledge about softwares or image creating.
Images and videos have always been connected, since most videos are formed by images, not only films. In the past, we would only watch some commercial and business videos and images, nowadays we find any video and any image about anything, the internet is filled with content for all ages and likes.

But as everything, there is a bad side on that too, with funny images photos pics and videos being accessible by anyone who has a computer connected to the internet, a lot of bad content is being distributed around, criminality, porn, violence, even kids find content related to that, they may not wish so, but the internet has been such a mess, with advertising everywhere, that sometimes we can not choose what we want to see anymore, it just pops up and we are shown anything others are paying to show.

Of course, someone can have a lot of fun watching videos and finding nice images, comic strips, and obviously, serious content, all those videos and images available do certainly help a lot of people with their jobs and school work, have you ever imagined what it would be like if the internet was like the past, only black and white text pages? I can bet it would not be that popular if it was like that.

So, in general, the online images and videos have developed a lot in the past years, from simple logos to websites dedicated to images hosting, from text presentations to 3D videos and websites specialized on internet videos, it is hard to imagine what it will be like in a few years, with several ideas popping up every day, this industry still has a far market to take control!

Minggu, 22 Agustus 2010

Funeral Casket - Choosing the Right Casket

Choosing a casket can be overwhelming at times due to the large selection of funeral caskets to choose from these days. Start with the basics, would you prefer a wood or metal casket. After this look at your budget and see what price range will better suite your financial situation, and then you can pick accordingly. After that it is just a matter of personal preference. Think of the colors that your lost loved one enjoyed, and what kind of personality did they have. Were they reserved or exotic in taste, this will help you in choosing the right funeral casket for there personality. Also, there are special caskets for veterans, which show that pride of the armed forces in the artwork on the casket.

When it comes down to it the only thing you need to remember is to pick the casket that you think is best for your family, never let a funeral director or anyone else try to make you purchase a casket you are not happy with. Once you find the perfect casket to honor you loved, you can rest knowing that you have done what in your heart was best, and that is what is most important. What ever casket you choice you can add corner options to add a personal touch to the casket selection. A funeral is a difficult time and choosing the correct burial casket can be stressful, but remember it comes down to what you the family like and want for you lost loved one.

Sabtu, 21 Agustus 2010

Fuel for Thought

I see the following call to arms over high gas prices in the USA is making the rounds again ...

Here's a message I received recently from someone I know, who felt the need to transmit it to their entire e-mail address book:

GAS WAR-- An Idea

"This was originally sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. It 's worth your consideration.

"Join the resistance!!!! I hear we are going to hit close to $ 5.00 a gallon by next summer. Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action.

"Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea. This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy gas on a certain day' campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to 'hurt' ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can work. Please read on and join us!

"By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $1.50 is super cheap. Me too! Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50-$1.75 and the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! We can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How?

"Force a price war:

"For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which are now one), EXXON and MOBIL. If they are not selling gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. However, it's simple to do! Now don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

"I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us sends it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000) and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers.

"If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it: THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!

"Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!

"How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days! Acting together we can make a difference.

"If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.30 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN WORK.

"Xxxxx Xxxx, Research Coordinator"

This has been attempted before, and it's never been successful. The basic reason is that the USA is a country with a very diverse populace. Any attempt to get an effective number of them to abide by the discipline such a plan would require is simply impractical.

However, that's not the point I want to make. I contend that these people are missing the real point:

Why can't the American public accept that the issue isn't high gas prices, but their stubborn subservience to gasoline?

The obvious answer is that gasoline is the established and easiest facilitator for personal transportation. And, as long as those facts remain, the Americans' habits will remain, as well.

Placed in a global perspective, $5.00 for a gallon of gas is not unusual. The difference is that the rest of the globe has accepted lifestyle adjustments and moved on to other issues.

One of the simplest of those adjustments to make is changing the location of the workplace. Move it from an office to home!

Cyberspace can make decentralization much more efficient. Some Fortune 500 companies began to embrace the concept over a decade ago. Bank of America, for instance, allows many of their executives to utilize a home-office relationship. Clearly, not every job allows its worker to perform at home, but there are enough that do. The effects would be subtle, but significant. For example, if even 20% of the vehicles in a commute were removed from the road, traffic congestion would be eased. That, in turn, would allow for better mileage in the vehicles that wouldn't be stuck in idling or stop-and-go sequences. That saves gas and reduces demand.

As e-commerce continues its relentless drive toward mainstream acceptance, numerous shopping trips can also be reduced. Cyber-meetings also are very possible now, and they can accommodate the sharing of documents. Even cyber-schooling could be expanded; Sweden has been operating a cyber-curriculum for the youth of its citizens abroad for years, which is a great way for its culture and high academic standards to be provided to those who work elsewhere.

So, any attempt to target Exxon --- or British Petroleum or Elf or Shell --- is Quixotic. Target yourself instead. You'll surely get much better mileage out of your time. You'll also probably notice an improvement in your monthly gasoline budget. In the bigger picture, as well, it's a simple plan which relies on simple market forces, ie- less demand lowers prices.

Small strategies are what win the wars. In this one, open your battlefront in cyberspace.

Jumat, 20 Agustus 2010

Fork Lift Safety

Fork Lift Safety

A forklift is a motorized work truck that is used to lift and transfer materials by way of large steel “forks” which are inserted underneath a load such as wood, metal, etc. although Forklifts are most commonly used to move loads that are stored on pallets. The forklift was invented in the 1920’s by several different companies including the Clark Material Handling Company. Since then, it has develop into an crucial piece of equipment in most manufacturing and warehousing companies.

Forklifts are rated before use in order to determine their maximum carrying capacity and center of gravity. You can find this information on a name plate which should be given to you by the manufacturer. It is very important that you know what these levels are because it can be extremely unsafe to use a fork lift if you exceed it’s carrying capacity.

Fork lifts operate by way of rear-wheel steering because this increases the agility in tight corners and so this will differs from a traditional driving machine. This can also be dangerous if you are unaware of how to drive you’re forklift properly. It is necessary to apply a lot of steering force to maintain a straight ahead course. This is similar to when driving a car in reverse. Another characteristic of the forklift that you should be aware of is that it is very unstable; this means that the forklift and load must be considered a singular unit, and this must be taken into consideration while driving because the center of gravity is constantly shifting. If you have a raised load on your forklift, you should never attempt to make a turn while in motion because this can result in a deadly accident in which the fork lift would tip over. The Forklift is designed with a maximum loading ability for the forks, which will decrease if the forks elevate. A loading plate reference should be located somewhere on the forklift. A forklift should never be used as a human elevator unless you are using specific safety equipment such as a cage. Most companies or fork lift manufacturers will require that the driver be certified by having safety courses and a specialized drivers license. All cities offer this course, which can help you get a good job in a trade and further enlighten you on the safety precautions of driving a forklift. Good luck and be safe!

Kamis, 19 Agustus 2010


One of the most debated subjects around the world is forgiveness. Somebody does something wrong, either against an individual, or against the society. To forgive means to pardon the accused with no resentment left. If forgiveness is complete, the act of offense is totally forgotten, as if it never took place.

To talk about forgiveness is easy, and to forgive is difficult. Many a times it becomes impossible for some of us. For example if I am a mother. A criminal kidnaps my child and then slowly kills my child in my presence to derive sadistic pleasure, how will I feel? What about the cries of pain of my dying child? Will my mind forget them? What of the helplessness that I felt? What about the expectation with which my child looked at me and felt sure that mother would do something to save him/her? What of the helplessness I felt? What about the memories of bringing up my child? What about the dreams that I had? What about the pain and torture my child underwent while dying?

My nightmares will haunt me forever. Anything that belonged to my child will bring the memories of death back like a wave. My sadness will overwhelm me forever and my silent fury against my own weakness will kill me. Can I ever forgive that man? Can I ever forget that act after pardoning him? Will you?

This is the most difficult part of forgiveness. It becomes impossible to forgive. The scars go so deep that even after the man is sentenced for the crime, the mother will never feel complete. No amount of punishment given to that man will ever bring the child back. No clock will ever turn back. The pain that the child underwent cannot be taken away at all.

I am doomed to live in misery forever unless I forgive. But I cannot forgive. I know that many people will come and ask me to forgive. What if they underwent something similar? Will they forgive?

One of the most debated subjects around the world is forgiveness. Somebody does something wrong, either against an individual, or against the society. To forgive means to pardon the accused with no resentment left. If forgiveness is complete, the act of offense is totally forgotten, as if it never took place.

To talk about forgiveness is easy, and to forgive is difficult. Many a times it becomes impossible for some of us. For example if I am a mother. A criminal kidnaps my child and then slowly kills my child in my presence to derive sadistic pleasure, how will I feel? What about the cries of pain of my dying child? Will my mind forget them? What of the helplessness that I felt? What about the expectation with which my child looked at me and felt sure that mother would do something to save him/her? What of the helplessness I felt? What about the memories of bringing up my child? What about the dreams that I had? What about the pain and torture my child underwent while dying?

My nightmares will haunt me forever. Anything that belonged to my child will bring the memories of death back like a wave. My sadness will overwhelm me forever and my silent fury against my own weakness will kill me. Can I ever forgive that man? Can I ever forget that act after pardoning him? Will you?

This is the most difficult part of forgiveness. It becomes impossible to forgive. The scars go so deep that even after the man is sentenced for the crime, the mother will never feel complete. No amount of punishment given to that man will ever bring the child back. No clock will ever turn back. The pain that the child underwent cannot be taken away at all.

I am doomed to live in misery forever unless I forgive. But I cannot forgive. I know that many people will come and ask me to forgive. What if they underwent something similar? Will they forgive?

Rabu, 18 Agustus 2010

For Troops, Goodie Bags Are a Hit Any Time of Year

"Gone but not forgotten," was a phrase often used during the Vietnam War to let soldiers who were prisoners there know that they were still remembered by their U.S. families.

Today, Deborah Crane, president and founder of Treats for Troops, has made it her company's mission to let the thousands of military men and women serving overseas know that they too are remembered back home.

Treats for Troops provides an easy and convenient way for anyone to send care packages to the troops year-round. The company's Web site offers gift packages with snacks, supplies and essentials to make a soldier's life a little bit easier.

While sponsors send thousands of packages through Treats for Troops over the holidays, Crane believes it is important to do so any time of the year.

"Our mission is to provide support for our troops all year long, not just at the holidays. Sending a package in the summer lets the troops know they're not forgotten," she said.

Treats for Troops recently launched a "Christmas in July" promotion featuring summer packages in special red, white and blue tote bags with names like "Old Glory," "Picnic Pack," "Summer Smiles" and "Three Cheers." The packages contain a variety of all-American treats and gifts, including small American flags; Tootsie Rolls wrapped in patriotic paper and sugar cookies decorated in American colors; summer "picnic" fare like lemonade and Gatorade; and outside toys like beach balls and kites.

In addition, there are "Beat the Heat" packages that contain things to help soldiers keep cool, like MiraCool Bandanas, wet wipes, sunscreen and bug repellent.

Any e-mails and notes from soldiers are forwarded by Treats for Troops to the sponsors who send packages.

"I would like to thank you for the items that were sent to me. At times like this, a little thank you from home along with goodies goes a long way," wrote one recipient in a note of thanks. "It's people like you on the home front that make doing what I do a lot easier and more gratifying."

Selasa, 17 Agustus 2010

Food For All The Animals

The wolves in Yellowstone National Park and the pack's primary food source, elk, continue to support the park's scavenger community. Wolves are so important to the survival of scavengers that scientists continue to wonder what the scavengers did until the wolves were reintroduced to the park a decade ago.

The Food for the Masses project is a broad-scaled effort designed to quantify the diversity and abundance of species that rely on wolf kills in the park. These include the black bear and grizzly bear, bald eagle, golden eagle, raven, magpie, coyote and fox.

Scientists have learned that wolves mediate the flow of food by controlling the timing and quantity of the hunt. The pack contributes significantly to the biodiversity of the region.

Food for the Masses is funded through the Yellowstone Park Foundation ( in cooperation with Canon U.S.A. The Eyes on Yellowstone program is made possible by Canon; it provides funding and digital technology to support an array of park resource management and education programs.

Summer scavenging is much less understood than that of winter. New research is documenting summer activities and looking at the diverse and abundant insect community that depends on summer feeding.

"We are looking at many aspects of the wolf ecology," said Tom Oliff, chief of natural resources. "We are researching food diversity, consumption rates for wolves and scavengers and the behavioral interactions between wolves and the scavengers."

Senin, 16 Agustus 2010

Fly Around the World Reviewing Casinos

Do you have a story of something that happened in a casino that is so unbelievable that no one believes you when you tell it? If so this contest is for you. The more bizarre the story, the better your chances of winning the contest will be, but all stories must be true. started an Unbelievable Tales from the Casino contest. All you need to do to enter is E-Mail your story of something odd, funny or unbelievable that happened to you or someone you were with in an online casino or casino during 2007 and you could win an all expense paid for two to Las Vegas for five days and four night at one of the strips 5 star hotel and casinos.

All you need to do to qualify is to be over 21 years of age and submit your story about what happened to you in the casino and will post the best ones on their site. At the end of the year you, the reader will be able to vote on the best submission and the winner will win the trip to Las Vegas and be offered a glamorous job involving flying around the world and reviewing all that the worlds casinos have to offer.

Minggu, 15 Agustus 2010

Flower Delivery With Ease

A few tips to make the miracle a little easier

A hundred years ago, it was a feat to get the simplest message across country. But today, with the widespread use of the Internet and the telephone, it is easy to express the appropriate sentiment to almost anyone in the world by sending a thoughtful gift of carefully selected flowers. You can order flowers by phone, online, by fax, or at your favorite local florist, with flower delivery available around the world. And just as technology has made the process easier, so will these quick tips.

Same day delivery
Most leading florists provide same day delivery nationwide, as long as you order by mid-day. This is especially useful for sudden emergencies or forgotten occasions. But whenever possible, it's a good idea to order flowers one or two days in advance, particularly at Valentine's and Mother's Day, or similar gift-giving occasions. In addition, you may want to consider having your flowers delivered the afternoon before a particular event, both to ensure they are are enjoyed throughout the big day and to provide a cushion for redelivery just in case the recipient is not home when your flowers first arrive. Being a day early never hurts, but being a day late can! Otherwise, for same day delivery across most of the U.S. and Canada, simply order in the morning. In most cases, your flowers can arrive that afternoon.

Work with your florist
If you order flowers by phone, tell your florist the sentiment you want to communicate. Remember, your florist is the expert, so don't feel that you have to know the name of every particular flower. Just mention the occasion, your relationship to the recipient, and if you have any favorite flowers or colors in mind. Allowing the florist to assist you with the selection of flowers and to design a bouquet just for you will often result in the best overall gift for your budget. So, you'll be more pleased with your flower delivery.

Before you order...
Have the spelling of the recipient's name and his or her complete delivery address ready, including any apartment number, company name, suite, or floor number. Delivery to "Jen" at "Rockafellar Center" probably won't cut it. The recipient's phone number is also very helpful to ensure delivery, and may sometimes be required. After all, you want your flowers to arrive at the right place on the right day. So, make sure you've got your facts straight.

Express yourself
As important as the flowers are, if you don't take a few moments to think about the card message, your sentiment could be lost. Florists will include a small enclosure card free of charge, and larger gift cards are also available. Have a short message ready when you call, or ask for your florist's advice. If you order flowers online, most sites will have suggestions for you. The important thing is to express yourself simply and personally. It makes your flower delivery gift all that more special. Also remember to include the sender(s) name(s) on the card, so the recipient knows who to thank.

If you are ordering flowers online...
Remember that web sites can't show every flower arrangement. There is an infinite number of combinations possible, so don't be afraid to call if you don't see what you are looking for. Florists excel at creating beautiful one-of-a-kind designs for almost every taste and budget to help you send just the right message with every flower delivery.

The magical result
Sending flowers is a wonderful way to say, "thanks", "cheer up", "feel better soon", "congratulations", or "I love you". You can send flowers almost anywhere on almost any day, and there is something magical about how they make people feel. Floral gifts show how much you care, and at the same time they say a lot about you, the sender. Look to your local florist for help or visit your favorite online flower shop. You'll find that the age-old tradition of giving flowers is very much alive, and easier than you may think.

From the fresh flowers authority at 1-800-Florals flower delivery

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Sabtu, 14 Agustus 2010

Five Tips On Your Children & Television

Television can be one of the worst influences on your child. But that doesn't mean that it has to be! By following these tips you can help your child get the benefits watching television without becoming a dazed little "couch potato."

1. Establish limits on how much TV your children watch. You should do this at a very young age but even if your child is older and has already got used to watching too much TV it is not too late to start putting limits on TV watching time.

It is recommended that children under age 18 months do not watch television at all. While this may be difficult for you if you are a couch potato yourself, you may find that cutting back on TV is good for you as well.

For children between the age of 18 months and three years of age, I recommend no more than 1/2 hour of TV per day. And for that 1/2 hour you should choose something such as Sesame Street.

For children between the ages of 3 years and 6 years old, I recommend setting the limit at 1 hour of television per day.

After age 6 you can set the limit at 2 hours. That should be good limit for your child throughout their developmental period. Once they get to their teen years you may want to become more lenient as teens may rebel against too much control.

2. Watch TV with your child instead of just leaving them to watch it by themselves. When you watch the TV with your child, they are less likely to go into a harmful "TV trance." It's good for you and your child to discuss what is on the screen. This will make the experience more thought provoking.

3. Never offer TV as a reward. You shouldn't associate television as something that "good children" get to watch. You should also not use taking away TV as a punishment. When you use TV as a punishment or as a reward it places too much importance on TV in the first place.

4. Set a positive example. If you watch a lot of TV then obviously it will be much harder to convince your kids not to do the same. Cutting back on TV is not only a great thing for kids, it's a great thing for adults as well. When you are more plugged into life and less plugged into mindless television then you will be a better parent and a better person all around.

5. Select non commercial programming for your kids to watch. The most harmful part of TV for kids isn't the programs themselves, it's the commercials which teach them to desire junk (both junk food and junk toys.) Either have your children watch PBS shows only or have them watch videos that are free of commercials! Commercials truly rot the brains of children. Make sure your children are as free of advertising as possible.

The negative impact of commercials is hard to calculate. I think it's possible that a large portion of today's child obesity problems stem from commercials which make children desire junk food. Obviously making sure your children eat healthy is another topic but I do think that by making sure your kids don't watch a lot of television commercials you will be able to lower their desire for bad food which will make it that much more easy to get them eating healthy foods.

Jumat, 13 Agustus 2010

Five things that you should know in a divorce

Though it is good to have a happy marriage, when you face a hard situation like divorce, you should have the courage to overcome it. Usually circumstances for divorce occur bit by bit and not suddenly. If you happen to unfortunately enter into the divorce market, you may have to consider the following things on divorce to overcome the process smoothly. Relying solely on friends and family alone for advice would not help you much.

1. In US, law on divorce differs from one state to another. For example divorce in California is different from divorce in Wisconsin. Though they differ mainly on division of assets, divorce can be filed only in the state where you live. You can not go to another State which offers more on division of assets.

2. Nowadays, an uncontested divorce, also called as no-fault divorce has become more popular and common amongst spouses opting for divorce. Under this divorce, they have to mutually agree and understand that divorce is the only option for both spouses, after arriving at a basic agreement on splitting up of jointly owned assets. The process becomes easiest when there is no involvement of children out of the wedlock. For no fault divorce, lawyers are only required either on a minimal basis or they are not required at all.

3. Some states insist on a ‘test’ divorce, under which separation is required during a trial period before grant of divorce. During the period of separation, the couple opting for divorce should live apart without any interaction in between. Under the circumstances of separation, couple will get to know each other and will try to live without the partner. Many times, people suddenly discover that they do not any more require divorce during the period of separation, and get willing and prepared to make adjustments on past differences.

4. In an ‘at-fault’ divorce, any one of the couple breaches marital contract and has committed abandonment, infidelity or cruelty to the other partner. There are different kinds of cruelty such as verbal or emotional cruelty or physical cruelty. Some of the States do not require an initial trial separation for at-fault divorce. When both spouses become guilty of committing breach of marital contract, the principle of comparison rectitude is employed. This method compares the guilty parties and determines which party is guiltier. It is very difficult to prove the degree of guiltiness through mere word of mouth which can drastically change the direction of case and decide upon division of assets and property.

5. If you are facing the divorce right now, you should know the specific divorce law relating to your State in which the case is filed, even if you are under a stressful situation. A proper homework will enable you to face the situation with great courage and you will come to know and understand what to expect out of the case.

Kamis, 12 Agustus 2010

Five Reasons To Site A Vending Machine In Your Business

Should you install vending machines in your company, shop or leisure club? If you’re considering adding a vending machine to your premises, but you’re not sure if it’s the right thing to do, just think about the following:

1. Financial savings

If you’re running a canteen or café in your business, you’re using valuable space, paying full- and part-time staff and buying or leasing equipment and supplies. Many companies, particularly those with multi-site operations simply can’t afford to have a canteen inside every building and make large cost savings by installing vending machines instead. Space can be re-sued for production or additional office areas and staff costs are considerably lower.

2. Time savings

Research by the NOP has suggested that an average sized business with around 50 employees loses around £85,000 per year in hours spent by employees making their own drinks rather than using a vending machine. Installing machines that dispense tea, coffee and other drinks, or snacks and other foodstuffs, reduces the amount of time that staff spend away from their desks, making them more productive for your business.

3. Additional revenue stream

If you use a vending operator, the machine and its contents are the responsibility of that operator; all you have to do is provide the site. In most cases, you will receive a percentage commission of the machine’s takings which give you an additional revenue stream.

4. Customer service

If you operate a retail or leisure outlet, a vending machine could make a real difference to your customers. Fulfilling their needs, whether it’s an energy drink or a quick snack gives you an edge over the competition and may encourage return visits.

5. Easy maintenance

Choose to run your vending machines through a vending operator and you’re choosing a really easy way to provide a service to your employees or customers. The operator is responsible for maintaining and re-filling your vending machines, and for repairing and servicing them during the period of your contract. Your only responsibility is to provide the site and ensure that users don’t mis-use the machine. This allows you to make vended goods available without the maintenance duties that go with them.

Rabu, 11 Agustus 2010

Five great online dating tips or how to make most from online dating

Do you know that approximately 2 of 5 singles use some kind of online dating services. And that's about 40 percents of all singles. Unfortunately, the percentage of the people who really find romance and love in such a way is less than 10 of people on the dating site only search for other members who have provided a picture of themselves. You want to see what other potential partners look like so it's a simple logic that other people will want to know what you look like too. If your photo isn't recent or isn't a great likeness of you, you can always say so in your profile.

Number 3

Be Proactive. Don't just join a site and expect other people to contact you. Make sure you regularly search the database for people with whom you might be compatible and when you find someone you like the look or sound of, write to them immediately and tell them why you think you might be a good match.

Number 4

Write Great Emails. OK, you've joined a dating site, you've searched for other members who fall within your specified categories, and you've been presented with a page of matching profiles. You're going to write some emails but what will you actually say? Re-read the paragraph above about creating a great profile and apply the same rules to the first email that you send to another member. Tell that person a little about who you are and why you think you might both be compatible - respond directly to what you've read in that person's profile - sound interested and interesting and you'll get an email in return - sound boring and downbeat and you'll just be ignored.

Number 5

Check Back With The Site. There are two reasons why you should do this as often as possible. The most obvious one is to keep up to speed with who has joined since you last logged-on; that special someone might have signed-up since you last visited the site so don't miss out. However, what most people don't realize is that when you log in to a dating site, your profile moves up the listings on the internal search engine which means that you are more likely to be spotted and subsequently contacted by other people. Don't be a stranger to the site you've joined and I recommend that you visit the site at least once a day during the lifetime of your membership.

So there you have it - 5 easy ways to make your chosen dating site work for YOU.

Selasa, 10 Agustus 2010

Fine Print Can Make A Free Trial Expensive

Consumers often pay the price for not reading the fine print in trial offers for a service, such as a gym membership, a book club, subscription services or travel clubs. Some may forget that it is their responsibility to cancel during the trial if they do not want the product or service.

Following these tips from the National Consumers League (NCL)-the nation's oldest consumer advocate-can help:

• Avoid trouble early. Potential problems can be avoided if the consumer checks out these details before agreeing to a trial offer: the terms and limitations of the trial offer; the length of the trial offer; and what action you need to take if you do not want to continue after the trial period is over.

Consumers should also make sure they have complete information on the service or product being offered, the costs, membership benefits and restrictions, payment options and the cancellation policy.

• Take responsibility. Generally, it is the responsibility of the consumer to contact the company and cancel the product or service before the trial period ends. Otherwise, they may be automatically billed for renewing the membership. NCL advises that consumers mark their calendars with the trial offer ending date and contact the company before that date.

• Save yourself a headache. Save information about the terms and conditions of all memberships. If you do decide to cancel the service, keep a note with the date and the name of the representative you dealt with.

• Stay on top of the deal. Review credit card or bank statements as soon as they are received or are available online. Banks should be contacted immediately if unauthorized charges are noted.

• Don't just let the service lapse. According to NCL President Linda Golodner, "Sometimes people let a trial offer lapse without canceling the product or service because they did not provide their billing information to the seller. The problem with this is that if they've done business with the company in the past, their account information may already be available. Consumers may be surprised with a charge once the trial offer ends and then have to take extra steps to resolve the problem."

Senin, 09 Agustus 2010

find People For Free

How do you find people for free? To avoid hiring a private investigator, learn how to do your own investigating. Here are a couple techniques to get you started.

People are creatures of habit. Even when they are willing to give up their names, and move far away, they rarely are willing to change who they are. A bowler will still want to bowl. If you suspected which city he may have moved to, you could call bowling alleys there to get information on new league members. If I moved and changed my name, you could find me where people gather to play chess. Think of all their habits, and how these might predict their behavior and location.

Most of the time, though, people you try to find aren't really trying to hide. At least, they aren't trying very hard. Maybe they have left town and keep their phone number unlisted, but they probably haven't changed their name. How do you find them quickly? Here are some techniques.

Find People For Free With Skip Tracing Techniques

"Skip tracing" is tracking down people who have "skipped" out of town, or otherwise disappeared. This was the part of my job that I enjoyed when I was a bill collector years ago. It is much easier today with the use of the internet, but the principles remain the same.

The basic things you start with are things like sending mail to any addresses you have and calling any phone numbers you have for the person. When you send a letter, you pay a little extra for "address correction." The post office will return a card to you with any forwarding address they have on file for the subject.

When you call their phone number(s), if you get an answer, you of course want to ask for the subject. If they have moved, you want to get any information you can from the person on the line. Use basic phone pretexts for this.

Find People With Phone Pretexts

These are useful stories. They can be as simple as "Hi, this is Dave. I'm an old friend of John's. Do you know where I can find him?" Be prepared, of course for a question or two, like. "Where do you know John from?"

More complicated pretexts might involve a temptation like, "I have a rebate check for $50 on a car stereo here that John never claimed. Do you have his address, so I can just drop it in the mail today?" If they refuse or claim they don't know where he is, give them your number and ask if they could give it to John if they talk to him.

Get any information you can while you have a person on the phone. They may refuse to give you an address or phone number, but then mention the city that the subject has moved to. Ask them who else might help you, and call those people. Using the phone is the easiest and fastest ways to find people for free.

Minggu, 08 Agustus 2010

Find A Reliable Vending Company

Installing one or more vending machines is becoming an increasingly popular option for many companies. Whether it is tea and coffee dispensers, or snacks and sweets, vending machines are far cheaper than running a canteen and saves the company a huge amount of money in time lost by staff making their own drinks during the course of a working day.

If you are thinking of installing vending machines, you will need to find a company who will either sell the machines to you, or operate them for you. Using a vending operator is usually the best course of action. All you have to do is site the machine; the vending operator will make sure that it is working, that it is refilled regularly and that it is mended if anything goes wrong. The vending machine remains the property of the operator, but the company receives a commission from the money made by the machine.

If you have decided to use a vending operator, then you need to find a reliable company. There are several things to consider:

• How much experience does the company have?
• How will you agree the prices to be charged for the vending goods?
• How does the payments system work between you and the operator?
• Can you agree a regular service agreement with the operator?
• Do you have all the information you need about insurance and the Food Hygiene Regulations?

A good vending operator and vending company will make sure that all these points are covered, so that you can be sure the machine and its contents comply with the relevant legislation and that the machine will be kept refilled and in good working order.

No matter what type of business you are in, if you think you have a site that would benefit from one or more vending machines, then you should talk to some of the leading vending companies to see which option is best for your business, its staff and its customers.

Sabtu, 07 Agustus 2010

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Jumat, 06 Agustus 2010

Fascist rocker loses her job!

He's called Lycantrop. His article arrived directly to Viking's boss, before being published somewhere. Nobody knows how he got the address and the real name! This is how a few hours later Francesca Ortolani aka Viking, 23 year old video editor working for an American film maker and productions company, was dismissed.

We don't know much about Francesca's boss. She greets him on the booklet of her cd "Gloucester Road". He's called James, but we don't know if this is the real name. We know that he's an old man, a film maker, a producer, he's american, he's a naturalist. I knew the story from Ashtree Records Press Room's spokesman Magnus Torricelli, an Italian blacklisted journalist who lives in the States, good friend of Viking's. "He must have stolen the address" says Magnus "I can't explain it. Francesca has never shown the videos on which she was working, so that nobody could relate her to J. and his team. This Lycantrop has no face, we don't know him. He's too coward to show his face."

The British documentary Lycantrop wrote about is "Hate Rock" produced by Neil Mackay, awarded journalist and opinionist in Britain, who met Viking in March 2005 for an interview. I asked Magnus what the interview was for: "The interview was about white power music... you know, Francesca is a nationalist and she dedicates much of her music to these ideas. She's a well known songwriter and producer in this scene, so she was included in the documentary".

If you think that under the political campaign everything is permitted you should read the article he wrote. The writer has a vivid fantasy!
Lycantrop investigates Berlusconi's relationship with British media: "The Italians are not stupid and they understand that Berlusconi is controlling television, but they don't know that he also makes his propaganda with the friends of the NATO through the British television, the sanguinary face of angel Francesca "Viking" Ortolani and the sex-symbol Donal MacIntyre. Francesca Ortolani imported the documentary to Italy through a long passionate review so that she could capture the attention on herself and her friends. Meanwhile Donal MacIntyre builds his own alibi as anti-nazi saying that he was attacked by some of these undermen. People don't know that Francesca Ortolani aspires to work for the NATO and while she finishes to study, she has been inserted in the media well, to make her propaganda with subliminal messages, working as video editor for an American company. Who's piloting this? Bush, Blair and Berlusconi. Viking's university La Sapienza in Rome should expel her, but the Faculty of Engineering must be corrupted in the same game. Many professors work for companies that produce military devices."

I'm external to the matter, I'm not "building my own alibi like Donal MacIntyre", I'm external even though I'm one of those 17000 downloaders (Magnus says the number is not updated), so I decided to meet Francesca Ortolani, the young singer Viking, for some questions. She meets me in front of the Faculty of Engineering and she asks me if I want to drink something hot. She looks friendly and I can tell Lycantrop her hair is true. She doesn't look neither like a nazi terrorist nor a member of the NATO. She has a teenage face, she's very shy, but she's a determined woman.

I ask her what she will do with Lycantrop. "I don't know" she replies "I want to know who he is. I usually don't proceed against those who slander me, but this guy involved too many people in his stories and I don't want to see people fall for me, so I'd do it, I'd bring an action against him if the story doesn't stop here, but I'm not sure the other mentioned people in the article would be happy".
She tells me about her job "I respect James' decision. This won't corrode our friendship. I understand his dreads. He worked a life to get his position. He's a great professionist, he formed a great team and I feel happy because I have been a little part of it. My work was to make trailers of his videos for the web and other channels. I was also starting composing some soundtracks for his documentaries".

I tried to have James' contact directly, but the man wants to remain anonym so I asked
Magnus if he could kindly forward my questions to him. This is James' version of the story:
"I'm very sorry. I had told Francesca to stay out of white power music. She has nothing of
that world! She's a talented songwriter, she has an enchanting voice and she did a great job for me. She's got the skills as editor and the touch and the experience of a producer though her age. I'm sorry, I must defend my work and my team".

James is quite reluctant at talking. Magnus thinks his decision was very hard. For my fortune
I could take another witness. It's N., 30 year old cameraman from Los Angeles who works for James. He met Viking in London for work recently:
"She's cute. When you do my job you meet a lot of people every day and you know that you won't meet them again. One day I met Francesca. I was with J. We were filming ..." he doesn't tell me what they were filming and what Francesca was doing there "...and God exists. J. begged her to write music for us and make some promotional clips. Our crew is a small family and Francesca is like a sister. I don't want to lose her friendship. Lycantrop...idiot. I don't know who he is. If I knew it, he would be dead now".

Lycantrop also accuses Viking to present her new album to Italy strategically during the campaign, to help Silvio Berlusconi and Forza Italia to get votes and sympathies for some of their initiatives such as the making of motorways, high-speed railways, re-introduction of nuclear power in this country. He accuses Magnus Torricelli "who lives in the States" to work behind and shuffle the cards writing that the documentary censured Viking, taking the attention on those censured parts, involving Neil Mackay and company as contributors to this hidden game. "I have never known this Neil Mackay, I don't know if he's tall or short, fat or slim" says Magnus "We aren't making any hidden game, instead I think and I wrote that the documentary censured Viking".

Viking, a mysterious silent girl, looks at me first and after blowing on the hot tea cup she tells me "The Lycantrop should win a first prize for his novel. He had nothing better to do that night when he wrote the article. I don't serve any political party or candidate. This story must have been a joke but the real problem is how he got James' name and address."
I ask her if she feels spied and persecuted and she replies "I don't know. I keep on living with prudence and responsibility. This time I don't think I'm the persecuted one and I have no bug...". Viking alludes to the fact that the article was put personally, not posted from a remote place, in the postal boxes of James and Magnus in USA. They live in different towns and states, they have never met before and they are only friends because they are friends of Viking's.

The author is unknown, the target is unknown, Viking knows only that Lycantrop maybe knows Italian or somebody translated the article for him. James received a version in English and Magnus received the Italian version. Francesca didn't receive a copy of it. She doesn't know if the producer of "Hate Rock" and company received a copy because she heard nothing from them. She doesn't exclude more copies will be spread in Europe, so she's waiting. She doesn't exclude the article will be published outside the left-wing "collectives". Magnus Torricelli wants to denunce the "invasion of privacy", the film maker James "will do something", the cameraman N. seems more interested in the fact that Francesca is single at the moment. Silvio doesn't know anything of this story (officially). Donal MacIntyre has a new fan: Magnus' grandmother. Lycantrop has disappeared in the dark. Will he reappear in Europe? End of Episode I.

Kamis, 05 Agustus 2010

Far from perfect: the complex game of suburban life

Most people in seemingly idyllic and ideal communities really live lives of...well, quiet desperation. Beneath the surface of peaceful and calm surroundings is a harsh, brutal world. It is in such places that the elements and principles of Darwinian evolution are applied in a social setting. There's plenty of backstabbing, betrayed allegiances, deception, and manipulation. All of this is, of course, occurring under the pretenses of being “good neighbors” and “close acquaintances.” Underneath it all, some are inclined to believe, is the worst possible manifestation of social anxiety.

Social anxiety may not be the only cause of this unusual game of deception and counter-deception going on in seemingly quiet areas, but it is often cited as one of the main factors. Somehow, the competitive nature that is implanted in children finds ways to manifest itself, even in such peaceful and theoretically stress-free locales. In some cases, it is rather simple and unobtrusive, such as one housewife making a remark or two about her having a better husband or children than her neighbor. It could be safe to say the two are friends, but share a mild rivalry between them.

However, social anxiety can also lead to some actions that can be considered extreme and unsavory within the context of the communities they happen. While “Desperate Housewives” may simply be a TV show, the harsh fact is that one of the reasons for the show being a huge hit is that it rings true. Certainly, some of the story arcs and events are well-entrenched in the realm of extremity, but most suburban residents can feel the motivation behind them and empathize with characters and the often silly twists. In an interestingly large number of cases, some viewers have even mentioned that, as extreme as some actions have been, they had seriously considered doing such “desperate” deeds at one point or another.

Apart from the backstabbing, the suburban environment has sometimes led residents to develop a bit of status anxiety on the side. For one reason or another, certain residents of suburban areas (housewives seem particularly prone) become moderately obsessed with the idea of appearing as close to “ideal” as possible. This can result in some “anal-retentive” behavior and obsession with perfection.

In attempting to attain the image of “perfection” for whatever role they are most prominent in, some people develop an acute sensitivity to any perceived threat to their status. This status anxiety can also lead to some subtle hostility. Activities can range from making snide remarks about one person's hospitality and hosting skills during a party to blatant sabotage of a rival's rosebushes.

This status anxiety, combined with the social competitiveness, has created two things. First, it has made an excellent place to study the the validity of applying Darwinian evolution into a social setting. These sorts of environments serve as a near-perfect testing area to see individuals playing their social games in an attempt to secure a goal, though the goal can sometimes be “playing the game” in itself. Second, it shows just how deeply ingrained competition is in the current social environment. There is a mild horror at the realization that, even in such perfect situations and idyllic conditions, the dog-eat-dog mentality still finds a way to exercise itself.

Rabu, 04 Agustus 2010

Facial Hair As It Is Found In Cultures Around The World

Facial hair is a secondary sex characteristic in human males. Most men develop facial hair in puberty. Many women also have some facial hair, especially after menopause, though typically much less than men. Eyebrows and eyelashes are also grown by both sexes of all ages.

Male pogonotrophy (the growing of facial hair; beardedness) is often culturally associated with wisdom and virility. Many men style their facial hair into beards, moustaches, goatees or sideburns. However, many others completely shave their facial hair. A man's facial hair, especially short hairs that were missed in shaving, is often referred to as whiskers, although only certain nonhuman mammals have true sensory whiskers.

Women typically have little hair on their faces, apart from eyebrows and the fine fuzz nearly all people have covering most of their bodies. However, a few women have noticeable facial hair growth. Excessive hairiness (especially facially) is known as hirsutism, and is usually an indication of normal hormonal variation. In contemporary western culture, almost all women shave, tweeze or otherwise depilate facial hair which does appear, as there is considerable social stigma associated with facial hair in women. Freak shows and circuses once displayed (usually fake) bearded women.

Abraham Lincoln was said to have grown a beard because a little girl wrote him that he would look better with one.The amount of facial hair on a man's face varies from individual to individual, and also between ethnic groups. For example, men from many East Asian, West African or Native American backgrounds typically have much less facial hair than those of European, Middle Eastern or South Asian descent, with Native Americans typically having little to none at all. Northern East Asians and Eastern Africans can grow conspicuous amounts of facial hair.

Everyone has facial hair, men and women of all ethnic backgrounds. Actually, most people have some amount of hair over most of their body. The only differences between people’s facial hair involve thickness and quantity.

In most cultures it is perfectly acceptable to have thick and large amounts of facial hair if you are male. In fact many cultures highly encourage facial hair for men, and thick beards are seen as a symbol of male virility, wisdom, and or power. Conversely, most cultures do not likewise value facial hair on women, and usually stigmatize it quite harshly. A woman with an abnormally large amount of facial hair is often made to feel embarrassed and is looked at as somehow less feminine than other women.

Selasa, 03 Agustus 2010

Facelifts Offer Youthful Appearance

Facelifts, also known as rhytidectomies, offer those wishing to improve their appearance dramatically. There are several facelift procedures, but simple facelifts do not result in the ‘wind-tunnel’ effect or ‘surprised look’ that is sometimes caused by more extreme facelifts. Recovery from a simple facelift is easier and has fewer complications than the more extreme variety of facelifts. Futher, there is less chance of bruising and stretching and they are considerably less expensive.

When considering a facelift, consultation is done with the surgeon to determine your qualifications and type of procedure appropriate for you. You will be asked about your history, be given a physical exam and administered a blood test. Be forewarned, many doctors will not do a facelift on people who smoke or have smoked, as this may have serious complications.

Sometimes the best results of the facelift procedure are attained by combining several surgical procedures, such as liposuction, brow lift, fat transfer, blepharoplasty, laser, or chin and cheek implants—all depending on the patient’s needs.

During a simple facelift procedure, the surgeon will make incisions that follow the contours of the ear, but hidden in your hair. This will produce modest, permanent scarring in most cases. The best improvement with a facelift is seen in the jowl area and under the neck, while the folds around the mouth, commonly known as nasal-labial folds, are not usually improved much with a simple facelift.

During surgery, after the ear contour incision is made, the skin is undermined—pulled upwards and back toward the scalp line. The excess skin is removed and is stitched or stapled into place. This is a typical, simple facelift.

A newer technique is the ‘deep plane facelift’, which involves going under the muscle of the face and pulling it along with the skin to essentially make the facelift last longer. Some doctors choose a laser or chemical peel before the surgery is performed, however it should be a light treatment only—anything too deep adds serious risks. Recovery and risk for deep plane facelifts are more extensive than for a classic facelift.

Because the muscles and skin are being manipulated, it is common for there to be some bruising, and the deeper the procedure, the more bruising will occur. For deeper and more complex surgeries, the pain, swelling and risks can also rise. However, it has been shown that some of the deeper procedures produce a longer-lasting result, which may be favorable to some patients.

Facelifts can provide excellent and dramatic results. They can reduce the appearance of age and increase self-esteem in many people. Healing times vary and it is important that you enter into your surgery knowing that the full results can take weeks to appear. But rest assured, when healing is all said and done, you will present a younger and smoother looking face to the world—with the results apparent years after your facelift surgical procedure.

Women tend to have better results than men do in a facelift; however, men are sometimes good or even better candidates for the procedure than women are. Sometimes after surgery, men may have to shave in new places, as beard growing skin may be slightly repositioned.

The effects of a facelift will not last forever—your skin will continue to age and be affected by gravity. You may want to have another facelift surgery five or ten years later for maintenance or improvement.

Information is consistent on facelifts across the board. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks involved that you must discuss with your doctor before surgery. Your own health record and practices can and will affect your candidacy for surgery. Be sure to be truthful with your physician to avoid as many side effects and risks as possible.

Senin, 02 Agustus 2010

Expressing Love Should Be Natural

I looked in her eyes and I knew that she was in love with me. Her eyes told me that. I had asked him to meet me at five pm, and he was there at three thirty. I knew what was happening. His movements and his heartbeat told me all. I could see the fast steps that became faster when she reached me. I knew then. I was talking to him and he recited some old love poems he had written. He never made it appear as if the poems were written for somebody else. I knew that he was now reading them for me. Love, how to express love? Does it need any training? Or any books to read? Do love expressions need any guidance about what to do and what to avoid? It is natural.

Love is a divine feeling. Love is not for ordinary people who suspect a motive everywhere. Love is not for moneymakers who want to look for an opportunity everywhere. Love is not for those who are looking for a body. Love is for those who are searching for a soul that will give them heavenly joy. Love is for those who want to talk in silence. Love is for dreamers. Love is for losers, because they lose themselves in love. Love is for one who forgets the world in love. Love is a supreme feeling.

Despite all I read about relationships, break-ups, marriages and divorces, when I look at a couple in honest love I see a divine sight. I forget all my worries for the moment. for I am watching what God created, but we polluted. I watch love, a very innocent love and I love that. Please fall in love and express it with your body and soul. Naturally. No books, no articles and no guides. Let your love flow, and your sweetheart will understand. That is love. Enjoy the bliss of love.

Minggu, 01 Agustus 2010

Everything You Do Is Right Day

16th March is celebrated as the day when whatever you do is right. This is a very exciting thought. I searched for the origin but could not find any clue about how this day began. What precisely does this mean - Everything you do is right.

Let me put my ideas across about this day. In our everyday life whenever we do anything, it can be called right or wrong. Many a times, not only others, but we ourselves are in doubt about the right action. This creates anxiety and makes every decision making job a tough job. This dilemma about right or wrong takes the pleasure away from life.

Children, especially very young children don't have any such dilemma. They do whatever they want and they do it with fun. They enjoy everything and never question if their action was right or wrong. They leave that decision to their parents. What a tension-free life do these children live! Don't you envy them?

For one day, say we drop our critical analysis of all our actions and do whatever we think best and don't think twice about why? Normally, if you have to take a decision about firing an inefficient employee and save money for your company, the decision is tough. Either way, you feel bad. On 16th, if you take a decision about any such issue, treat it as right. This is a very good concept to feel stress-free in life. If we follow this everyday in our life, we can beat a lot of stress.

Think, deliberate, weigh pros and cons, and discuss. After considering every aspect, take a decision and then stop analyzing that again. Most of us do all this, but continue agonizing ourselves after taking a decision. Does this help? No. This is a sure formula for a stressed life. Beat stress in the way I suggested above and relax. All of us make our life difficult with our style of functioning. It is for us to change our style and enjoy living. Let us celebrate each day of our life as 'everything you do is right' day.