Saturday, October 31, 2009

A World Of Trouble: Documenting 50 years of U.S. Policy In The Middle East

The Middle East is the beginning and the end of U.S. foreign policy: events there influence our alliances, make or break presidencies, govern the price of oil, and draw us into war. But it was not always so...
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"Riveting" account of U.S. Presidents and the Middle East
Details inconsistent policies and influence of foreign leaders

D.C., January 5, 2009

American Presidents from Eisenhower to George W. Bush have sought to distinguish themselves from their predecessors with sudden shifts in Middle East policy and questionable strategies that have contributed to undermining American credibility in the region, according to a new book, A World of Trouble, by veteran correspondent Patrick Tyler, a fellow of the National Security Archive at George Washington University.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Simple Way to Pick Stocks That Works

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I have looked at Greenblatt's strategy in detail and decided to include it among the other legendary strategies I offer on my site for one reason -- it works.
As a way to invest in the stock market, Greenblatt's strategy sits comfortably among those of the giants of the investing world. Since I began following it, it is up 46.6%, compared to a loss of 14.5% for the S&P 500

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Monday, October 26, 2009

How to Win at Networking & Presentations

This was a great interview I heard yesterday on the way home from Las Cruces.
I'm learning new skills to implement into my life that will affect all areas of living.
Harvey Mackay famously teaches that “People buy from other people because of likeability.”
Likability as well as many other savvy networking skills is what helped propel his first business from a failing enterprise to a 100+ million dollar corporation employing over 600 people.

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• Where people go wrong in networking – mistakes made
• How he has used golf to build a big Rolodex
• How technology has impacted networking – good and bad
• How to make a BIG impression (great strategy to remember!)
• How to captivate an audience in a presentation…he reveals his trademark secret!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

How to Get Ahead in this Economy

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Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. Recognizes Associates Achievement

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Audio Clip: A Primer on Islam

this lasts about 10 minutes
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An Interview with James White: A Primer on Islam

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Beware of Imposters on Facebook

ID Theft is the fastest growing crime in America. Take steps to protect yourself and your kids.
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Social-Media Con Game

Companies find new ways to battle fraudsters who create fake corporate profiles

Last summer, a Facebook page was launched in the name of MarkMonitor Inc., a company that specializes in helping businesses safeguard their reputations online. Only MarkMonitor didn't create the profile, making the company a victim of just the kind of fraud it helps clients stamp out.

"The page basically said MarkMonitor was a marketing and advertising company in Nigeria," recalls Frederick Felman, chief marketing officer of the real MarkMonitor, which is based in San Francisco.

Thanks to its own technology for identifying impostors on social media, MarkMonitor learned about the bogus profile within 24 hours of its appearance and quickly had it removed.

On social-media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, cyber criminals and pranksters are confusing consumers by creating fake profiles in companies' names. They're also reposting blog entries that
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Open A Circle: Best Online Meeting Utility

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OpenACircle is a specialize tool which allows you to collaborate for teams which includes innovative screen-sharing and video conferencing features for instant collaboration with co-workers.
it is built-in with complete tools, including video and audio conferencing, desktop and file sharing, presentations, blogs, and more.
That's not all! OpenACircle has made this website for free with 1 Gb storage, 3 collaboration, 20 Member per Circle and maximum of 10 Attendees per live meeting
  • Can view their profiles, invite them to join circles and attend meetings, or instant message them; all with just one click.
  • Ideal place for your team to persistently collaborate and meet with multiple individuals, anywhere in the world.
  • You can schedule a meeting for a specific date and time, or click the “Meet Now” button and selected connections will be asked to join on the fly
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    Wednesday, October 7, 2009

    Less pay. More hours. Unhappy workers

    My business is blasting off, how about yours? I have not been this excited for a very very long time. I hand out shields to protect people during the coming Revolution. Business is GREAT!!!
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    The majority of those still employed now put in longer hours for less pay, quelling motivation in the workplace.

    NEW YORK ( -- You don't have to get laid off to feel the pain of this recession. Many workers lucky enough to have survived the ax are still feeling unhappy and unmotivated at work.

    Eger, 26, says he feels stretched to the breaking point by his current employer but has been unable to find another job.

    Eger isn't alone. It is clear that the recent economic downturn has had an adverse impact on productivity and morale. Forty percent of employees at organizations affected by layoffs say productivity has been negatively impacted, according to a recent survey by the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Of those 40%, two-thirds of them say that morale is suffering and that employees are less motivated than before.

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    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    Harassed to Death over Debt - Video

    One debt collection agency called a relative to supposedly confirm so and so died - where did he live. Outrageous.

    If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest. "If you ever take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets, for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in? And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious. ~ Exodus 22

    At Howard | Nassiri LLP, we routinely sue collection agencies guilty of unfair behavior under the FDCPA, as well as a similar California law called the Rosenthal FDCPA. Like the attorney in that article, our Paramount debt collection abuse lawyers have seen a sharp increase in clients calling about abuse, harassment and mistaken identity by debt collectors. Unfortunately, many consumers don't realize there are laws protecting them until they have already endured months of constant phone calls, public embarrassment or abusive language and threats. Victims of those illegal practices and many others may sue the collection agency to enforce their rights under the FDCPA, regardless of whether regulators have taken action. Our West Covina fair debt collection attorneys can help victims win back not only the costs the abusive behavior caused, but also $1,000 per violation and all attorney fees and court costs.

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    Harassed to Death over Debt

    If you need to stop such calls contact me. Your privacy will be protected.
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    Widow sues debt collector, claims wrongful death

    Friday, September 25, 2009

    A widow claims that debt collectors hounded her husband to death with as many as nine caustic calls a day, causing stress that contributed to his fatal heart attack. She's suing the Florida couple's mortgage company in an unusual wrongful-death case.

    An executive at Green Tree Servicing called the claim "outrageous and meritless."

    Dianne McLeod said the collection calls from Green Tree Servicing, sometimes as many as nine a day, intensified in August 2005 and wore on her husband's health.

    Some calls were recorded on the family answering machine. Howard is eager to play them for a jury.

    Howard said the number and harassing tone of the calls broke Florida law. He said the company also illegally called a neighbor and McLeod's brother and grandson.

    "What happened to Stanley McLeod happened to a lot of people," said Howard, who has about 500 cases that claim undue harassment.

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