Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
People actually helped their neighbors out. Someone needed something done? The neighbors would come over and help. Someone having a hard time in life? Neighbors and churches would help out if they could. The US needs a bit of the neighborrly spirit again. Goverment help should be a last resort. It would save our country some money, and perhaps get that spirit of friendship and brotherly love going once again.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
With some of the top free agent Baseball players asking for contracts totaling over 100 million dollars each, do you think anyone is worth 20 millon dollars a year?
Thursday, December 9, 2010
It is disgusting what Fred Phelps and his crew are doing! He is the so called pastor of a church in Kansas who goes around picketing the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. These “Christians” say that its God’s revenge for the US accepting gays. And they are also planning on picketing Elizabeth Edward’s funeral. Damn, let the poor lady rest in peace, after what she went through! We’re a fan of freedom of speech, but have a little compassion!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Florida Governor Elect Rick Scott: Owner of a company under investigation for Medicare fraud
Wisconsin Senator Elect Ron Johnson: Defended pedophile priests and the Catholic Church cover up
Back to Florida: Congressman elect David Rivera, under investigation for domestic violence.
And still in Fla: Allen West, who confessed to killing Iraqi civilians while in the Army, now on his way to Congress
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
This week's villian is Clint Mccance, the now former VP of the4 Midland, Arkansas school board, who was forced to resign do to anti gay writings on his Facebook. He said that gay kids should bill themselves.
Any more candidates?
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
NY Yankees Over Min. In 5-With a lotta good pitching expected in this one, there should be a few extra inning games.
Texas over Tampa in 5- If Cliff Lee has a repeat of his 2009 post season, and Josh Hamilton's Ribs Hold up.
Philadelphia over Cincy in 3- The 2 Roys (Halliday and Oswalt) have been incridible the last 2 months, and Cole Hamels can shut down anyone on any day.
SF over ATL in 5. This is a toss up could go either way. Both teams have good hitting and pitching.
What's your picks?
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
A: Now ex CNN anchor Rick Sanchez for saying that all news companies are run by Jews
B: Now ex Michigan Attny Gen. Andrew Shirvell, Who Cyber Stalked the Student Body Pres of the U. Of Michigan because he's Gay
C: Dhuran Ravi and Molly Wei, whos webcam spying lead to the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi.
D: The Guy who hit and Totaled Hannah's Bus.
Choose any or all!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The phishers, fraudsters, hackers, identity thieves, bot netters and their ilk out there are getting more and more clever all the time.
Here's a summary of what one can do to prevent 95% of the attacks:
1. Use strong passwords. Make sure your passwords are different for different accounts, especially for your primary email account.
2. Run Firefox. If you must run IE, turn off ActiveX. It makes low level OS calls that can be exploited.
3. Run your virus scanner daily.
4. Lock your router down.
5. Check your social networking accounts regularly. If you see that you've made a post you didn't make, take action.
6. Same for your credit cards that you pay on-line. Diligence is critical.
7. If you use an iPhone or Droid, make sure that you have it screen locked. Most folks bind their email accounts and such to their smart phones; lose the phone, lose your identity.
9. If you are unsure about a site, leave it. Contact the organization by phone.
10. Make sure you have your browser set up to clean out ALL data when you close the browser - cookies, history, all of it.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Classroom Countdown: 10 Things to Do Before School Starts
Don't get caught off guard. Here's how to be prepared so your child's first day back is a smooth re-entry and not a mad dash to catch the bus.
1. Trade Short Sleeves for Long Sleeves
Go through your children's drawers -- either by yourself or with their help, depending on their age and interest -- and box up clothes that are too small, stained or worn out, or too summery for school. After you take stock, check out back-to-school sales for new outfits and shoes. Take your kids along so they can choose a first-day-back outfit (or if they wear uniforms, a nice piece of jewelry or watch).
2. Dust off the Family Calendar
After a summer filled with spontaneity, it's time to start thinking about how to organize school days, including after school lessons, homework, sports and social time with classmates. Sit down as a family to coordinate your time, travel and logistics. Include your kids so that they can learn an age-appropriate level of cooperation and responsibility, as well as a view of the big picture.
3. Shift Their Sleeping Pattern
Staying up late and sleeping in is almost a summer tradition. Help ensure a good first week back by slowly shifting your children's schedule so their sleep doesn't get cut short. About a week before classes starts, wake them up a little bit earlier every day until you're back to a school wake-up time.
Also, take note of how much sleep they are getting. Between ages six to nine, most children need about 10 hours of sleep, while pre-teens need a little over nine hours. Keep pushing their bedtime back until they are getting a proper amount of rest.
4. Apply Feng Shui to Your Home
Finishing up a tree house addition or tidying up your summer garden before school starts teaches your child the importance of completing projects. It also creates mental space for the energy and attention that a new school year requires. Take a look at closets, gear rooms and summer toys. It's better to put things away now, before the first snow hits and you're digging bikes or inflatable pools out of the snow.
5. Plan a School Visit
Many schools are open a week or two before the first day of classes so teachers and staff can prepare lessons and tend to the grounds and buildings. Call your school and see if they will allow a pre-opening visit so that your children can be mentally prepared for the grade they are entering (especially if it's a new school). Make a lunch date out of it so you and your kids can meet their teachers and see their classrooms without the frenetic distractions that happen on the first day back.
6. Shop for School Supplies
Clothes aren't the only thing your child grows out of. School supplies change, too. Check out your school's website or make a call to see what you'll need, and stock up during the many back-to-school sales. Be on the lookout for sales on backpacks, courier bags and rolling luggage. Bags and packs with padded shoulders are worth the extra money and will prevent muscle strain. Also, check the weight of your kids' loaded backpacks: they shouldn't weigh more than 10-20 percent of their body weight.
7. Research Extracurricular Programs
Check with your school to see what sports or activities are offered at your child's grade level and then have a conversation before school starts to determine their interest level. If they are going to be playing in a school band, take them to a concert and see which instrument appeals to them. If they'd like to try out for basketball, take them to a game or shoot some hoops in the driveway while going over the rules.
8. Start Menu Planning
Eating lots of fresh, healthy food helps your kids maintain a steady level of energy and concentration. It's easy to stock your fridge at home with healthy food, but when your children are gone for most of the day you have less control over what they eat. If their cafeteria doesn't offer enough unprocessed food, consider sending your child with a bag of carrots, celery or fresh fruit tucked into their backpacks. Also, since about one-quarter of a child's caloric intake comes from munching between meals, these can also double as healthy snacks.
9. Schedule an Immunization Appointment
Children still need immunizations beyond the toddler years; even some colleges advise that students get vaccinated for infections such as bacterial meningitis. A quick check with your doctor will prevent any last-minute calls from the school nurse. If you've recently moved, call your old doctor and have your child's records transferred to your new doctor as well as the school. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) has a list of immunization requirements by state.
10. Relish the Last Days of Summer
Enough with the planning! Enjoy the last days of summer with your child: the flexible schedule, impromptu barbeques and days filled with, "I don't know what to do." Maybe you can even squeeze in a Labor Day getaway. By living "in the moment" now, you can teach your child how to enjoy all the "moments" that make up those first days of school -- one of the many lessons your kids, most likely, will only learn from you.
Michele Bianchi juggles calenders and to-do lists on her iGoogle page, on Google Calender and on scraps of pa
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Teach your teen paycheck savvy
(Money Magazine) -- Congrats! Your kid landed a summer job in this tight, tight economy.
Now, of course, he'll have that $7.25 an hour burning a hole in his pocket. That's where you step in: "Parents have a real opportunity to help teens learn to manage that first paycheck," says Mari Adam, a Boca Raton, Fla., financial adviser. "I can't think of a better learning experience." Share some solid financial strategies with your teen now, and your child may even have some cash left over come September.
Better explain the harsh realities of gross vs. net before your teen gets any big ideas about what she'll spend her wages on. She may not yet understand that taxes will be withheld from every paycheck. So sit down with your child to go over that first pay stub, explaining how and why taxes are taken out, as well as the difference between income taxes (which most teens are likely to get back when they file tax returns) and FICA taxes (which they won't). "This will be a real shock to them," says Adam.
Take it to the bank
Help your kid open two bank accounts -- one savings, one checking. Spend time together comparing fees and rates online, looking specifically for a no-fee checking account meant for teenagers. You'll have to co-sign the accounts, but it's worth it so your kid can start learning to use an ATM card and keep his balance in the black. (Just don't forget to mention the exorbitant costs of using another bank's ATM.)
Your child may balk at an analog check register but might enjoy tracking expenses online via Mint.com. To motivate him, explain about the $30 overdraft fees the bank will rapidly bestow if he messes up budget calculations. And remind him that at minimum wage, it would take most of a day's work to recoup that expense.
Share the savings secret
Deferred gratification is an important lesson. Your teen may not be inspired to stash cash for retirement but may be swayed to the savings habit with a near-term goal, like an iPod Touch or a limo for homecoming. Help her do the math so that she'll know how much to set aside per paycheck to afford her prize by summer's end. Show her how to have that automatically transferred from checking to savings every pay period. As an incentive, offer to match your child's contributions.
Blowing that first paycheck on shoes that will be out of style before the next check arrives is a rite of passage, isn't it? It's also a "very good lesson," says Rob Gordon, a Coconut Grove, Fla., financial adviser. So let kids have space to make spending decisions, even if they'll end up with buyer's remorse.
There's nothing like having wasted your own hard- earned cash to make you more careful with your money next time.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
christians has declined the past few years. We had a few theories:
People don't want to rely on God since the Gov. can help them
The increase of other religions/faiths
People being turned off by the hypocricy of some high profile christians.
People just not caring about their own spiritual welfare.
We Christians not setting good examples
Us 2 Christians would never turn from God, no matter how hard things got. There are probably other reasons that we haven't though of yet.....
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Job searches, much like first dates, are about giving the other party -- in this case the employer -- a once-over and presenting yourself in the best possible way. Also similar to first dates, job searches give you several opportunities to make a single mistake that is a real turnoff.
You're on your own when it comes to finding true love, but for staying in an employer's good graces, we've got you covered. So put on your best clothes, style your hair and make sure you don't make one of these job interview gaffes that are certain to turn off an employer:
Turnoff No. 1: Arriving too early for an interview
The reason: Interviews are scheduled at specific times for a reason. Hiring managers have other meetings and responsibilities to deal with throughout the day, so they can't interrupt their schedule just to meet with you. Also, interviews often have multiple components. If you're scheduled to meet the hiring manager first, then have a conversation with some potential colleagues, followed by a tour of the company and finally a drug test, an early (or late) arrival disrupts everyone's schedule.
The solution: By all means, arriving early is better than arriving late. However, from an interviewer's perspective, arriving 45 minutes early and letting the receptionist know you've arrived is just as bothersome as showing up 45 minutes late. If you get to the interview location too early, go to a nearby coffee shop, take a walk around the block or sit in your car to pass the time. Checking in with the front desk five or even 15 minutes early is acceptable and shows the employer you're punctual.
Turnoff No. 2: Letting your desperation show
The reason: Although you have been looking for a job for several months or even longer, don't let your frustration become the interviewer's problem. A negative attitude that causes you to vent about the hardships of being unemployed can leave you reeking of bitterness and repel employers.
The solution: Don't get us wrong -- being unemployed can be one of the worst experiences a person goes through, and anyone who has been there understands that eventually you reach a point where you want to scream. Nevertheless, do your screaming before you get to the interview.
When you're preparing for the interview, think like an employer. Do you want to hire the person with amazing qualification, a great personality and the potential to grow with the company? Or do you want to hire the person whose primary concern is getting a paycheck, who sounds angry and who might quit the moment a better job comes along? Enthusiasm impresses an employer; desperation does not.
Turnoff No. 3: Being too aggressive with your follow-up
The reason: Employers want to see enthusiasm from job seekers, but they don't want to be inconvenienced by said enthusiasm. Two e-mails, a handwritten note, a few phone calls and a quick visit to the office just to see how things are going will not impress a hiring manager. That approach will scare them.
The solution: Again, enthusiasm wins over desperation every time. You need to send a thank-you note, and you can send both an e-mail and a postal letter to cover your bases. Pestering employers doesn't just make you look desperate, it also annoys them. They don't have time for so many distractions and eventually the first thing they'll think of when they see your name is, "Oh, that's the one who wouldn't leave me alone." Prove you have common sense, which includes knowing when to stop.
Turnoff No. 4: Talking trash about anyone
The reason: You probably have plenty to say about your incompetent former boss and inept co-workers, but you know better than to say it. You've been told that employers hear you talk negatively about a past boss and think, "One day you'll be talking that way about me." You might forget that the same thoughts run through their mind when you talk about other organizations, too. If you're interviewing with the No. 2 company in a specific industry, you shouldn't take cheap shots at the No. 1 company every chance you get. Employers know you're job hunting and that you've probably been just as unkind about them in other interviews.
The solution: Stay positive. Explain why you want to work for the company. Point out how your experience has prepared you for this move. You don't need to pretend that your former employer is a personal hero, but you should demonstrate that you are bringing something from the company other than your 401(k). Rather than belittle the competition, promote this company. Say, "I know your competitor is doing this, and they've had some success, but you have the ability to do this and that to beat them." The focus remains on this company and also on your ideas.
Turnoff No. 5: Lacking direction
The reason: Whether or not they are micromanagers, employers like to have some trust in their employees. If your résumé, cover letter or interview suggests that you have no goals, you are not an attractive candidate. If you don't even know where you want your career to go, how can you know this job is for you? A cover letter looking for a job instead of this job implies that you're floating from gig to gig until you get bored.
The solution: If you're not positive what your future looks like, at least create a narrative that satisfies you. This job might not be your ideal one, but do you see yourself learning from it and putting you on a path to something better? What could you do after you spend some time working here? Figure out what that path is so you can show an employer you know where you're going. You don't need to promise that you'll stay at this position forever, but you can suggest that you are eager to learn and want to move forward. Employers like ambition because these workers tend to care about their jobs and ultimately improve the business in some capacity.
Anthony Balderrama is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. He researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/abalderrama.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
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Friday, May 7, 2010
A special thanks, even though he doesn't know it, to my Pastor, Dan Howard. I run the sound system and the website of our church, and one of my duties is to record the sermons, take them home, and upload them to our site. I thought that you, our listeners, especially those of the Christian persuasion, might like to listen, and get some advice if needed. From now on, we might dedicate one show a week on this!
1: Make A Budget And Stick With It! After you pay your bills, Don't blow what you have left over!
2: Avoid Credit Cards if at all possible. If you have to use one, make sure you pay it off each month, or as much as you can, interest adds up!
3: Know what you can and can't afford. If you see something on the expensive side you'd like to have, save up a few dollars each month till you have enough.
4: Let your kids be involved with the budget process, let them see what needs to be done.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
1: Where to start: You can start a collection from pocket change, having coins handed down from relatives,
garage sales, there are lots of ways
2: Recommended Books: Here are a couple of must have books for the collector:
A Guidebook of United States Coins (Also called the Red Book)
American Numistmatic Association Grading Standards
3: How to Store Your coins:
I recommend the Whitman blue Albums, don't use the ones with plastic slides in the hole, as they scratch coins.
Single coins can be stored in plastic holder, just watch out , some plastics can damage coins.
Invest in a good safe or a safe deposit box.
And Last But not least: DO NOT CLEAN COINS! It might make them clean, but it can damage a coin's surface.
You can Collect by denonination or design, the possibilities are endless!