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March 27, 2007

Blogging Tools Galore You Must Have by Neo James

Filed under: Management — vistab @ 12:01 am

You also might have read such kind of advertisment: ¡°Make $ 100,000 a year ¨C guaranteed¡± The website of this home business solution offers to remit you the money, if you do not succeed after a year. It¡¯s even possible that this kind of turn-key website of a home business has worked in the early days of the internet.

You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

One way to make money online is to become an affiliate on someone else’s website. The more traffic a site generates, the more product is sold – and the easier it becomes for everyone to make money online. It’s vital then for websites to have as many links to their site as possible, increasing their product’s visibility, and you can make money online by simply having a link to their site on your site and receiving sales commissions.

Blogging Tools Galore

Blogging is, in itself, a pretty fun way to get your information online, regularly and efficiently. It is also convenient in the sense that even beginners can jump into the fray without much training. You only have to look at the popularity of dozens of social networking sites such as MySpace and Friendster to realize that just about any Tom, Dick, and Jane can blog.

Good blogging services and good blogging tools facilitate this ease of use. If there were no content management tool for bloggers to use then blogging would be all but dead. The strength of blogging lies in the fact that it is easy to set up and use. Plus, it organizes itself and is easy to customize. If there were no blogging tools to facilitate this, then blogging would truly be a chore.

Thankfully, there are literally hundreds of blogging software packages and tools ¨Cboth proprietary and open source. These tools all work on different levels and address different needs. While there isn¡¯t much space to write about all the available tools for blogging, here is a listing of some of the handier blogging tools around.

1. Autoblogger Pro. If you are trying to saturate your site with rich keywords from some of your favorite blog sites and incorporate these feeds into your blog, then Autoblogger Pro is your tool. Autoblogger Pro uses blog text culled from RSS/Atom feed sites you so specify. This content is then made readily available on your site or on your web log.

This is a great tool to uses if you are trying to get your blog¡¯s search engine ranking higher. It also helps provide your blog with more information.

2. B2evolution. B2evolution is a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) compatible software package that helps you host your own blog server. It supports multi-lingual and multi-blog environments that are easy to install, yet are rich and fully featured to boot. The great thing about this software is that it is free and feature rich. It is also easy to modify and extend to increase functionality to the hilt. It also installs easily and can be good to go in a few minutes.

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

Don’t follow other’s footstep. Find your own way .You can create a new market, product or service then you can sell in online or offline. If you give quality with reliability then people will purchase your product or service.

One way that people are making money online is by having several different income streams. This means that you do a bunch of things online that make a little bit of money, which turns out to be a reasonable amount of money when you add them all up.

3. BlogAmp. BlogAmp allows blog masters to set up a blog audio player in just about any environment. All the client needs to have is a web browser. They do not need to have pre-installed media players to have the audio play. The player is also easy no place within a blog page and can be positioned in a pop-up window instead. All that you will need afterwards is a secure media server to host the audio files you need broadcast.

4. BlogChat. This handy tool made with PHP and MySQL allows your blog site to host a chat box you can position within the page. The central server for this chat box will be with the originators of the utility. They offer this service for free anyway. However, there are paid services that offer greater functionality and more features. The free version will need manual maintenance but is a good choice anyway.

5. Chronicle Lite. Chronicle Lite is the perfect companion to every Blogger user. This utility serves as an interface or a file and blog manager that lies between your blog and your personal computer. With Chronicle Lite, you can publish documents on your personal computer, and easily manage your posts and your files in regards to your blog.

6. Movable Type. This is the engine that has made Typepad famous. Movable Type is a package that can be installed on most blog servers. It allows for a powerful and intuitive word processing interface especially for blogs. This strips away the technicality from the production of blogs and helps your focus instead on the design of your blogs.

7. Particle Blogger. Another blogging script that installs on pretty much any PHP, MySQL server. It gives you a blog server and the related interface that allows you to host your own blog site painlessly and effectively. It is fully featured and easy to install.

8. The Posting Station. The Posting Station is another blog server script that allows for text, and rich multimedia blogging. It is easy to install and has an excellent interface that makes it a favorite among many bloggers. Does Profit Lance really make you money? See my Profit Lance Review here!

The nice thing is after you get a system in place that works for you making money on the internet is the easiest money you will ever make.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?

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March 26, 2007

Blogging Tools Galore You Must Have by Neo James

Filed under: Link Popularity — vistab @ 11:58 pm

You also might have read such kind of advertisment: ¡°Make $ 100,000 a year ¨C guaranteed¡± The website of this home business solution offers to remit you the money, if you do not succeed after a year. It¡¯s even possible that this kind of turn-key website of a home business has worked in the early days of the internet.

You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

One way to make money online is to become an affiliate on someone else’s website. The more traffic a site generates, the more product is sold – and the easier it becomes for everyone to make money online. It’s vital then for websites to have as many links to their site as possible, increasing their product’s visibility, and you can make money online by simply having a link to their site on your site and receiving sales commissions.

Blogging Tools Galore

Blogging is, in itself, a pretty fun way to get your information online, regularly and efficiently. It is also convenient in the sense that even beginners can jump into the fray without much training. You only have to look at the popularity of dozens of social networking sites such as MySpace and Friendster to realize that just about any Tom, Dick, and Jane can blog.

Good blogging services and good blogging tools facilitate this ease of use. If there were no content management tool for bloggers to use then blogging would be all but dead. The strength of blogging lies in the fact that it is easy to set up and use. Plus, it organizes itself and is easy to customize. If there were no blogging tools to facilitate this, then blogging would truly be a chore.

Thankfully, there are literally hundreds of blogging software packages and tools ¨Cboth proprietary and open source. These tools all work on different levels and address different needs. While there isn¡¯t much space to write about all the available tools for blogging, here is a listing of some of the handier blogging tools around.

1. Autoblogger Pro. If you are trying to saturate your site with rich keywords from some of your favorite blog sites and incorporate these feeds into your blog, then Autoblogger Pro is your tool. Autoblogger Pro uses blog text culled from RSS/Atom feed sites you so specify. This content is then made readily available on your site or on your web log.

This is a great tool to uses if you are trying to get your blog¡¯s search engine ranking higher. It also helps provide your blog with more information.

2. B2evolution. B2evolution is a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) compatible software package that helps you host your own blog server. It supports multi-lingual and multi-blog environments that are easy to install, yet are rich and fully featured to boot. The great thing about this software is that it is free and feature rich. It is also easy to modify and extend to increase functionality to the hilt. It also installs easily and can be good to go in a few minutes.

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

Don’t follow other’s footstep. Find your own way .You can create a new market, product or service then you can sell in online or offline. If you give quality with reliability then people will purchase your product or service.

One way that people are making money online is by having several different income streams. This means that you do a bunch of things online that make a little bit of money, which turns out to be a reasonable amount of money when you add them all up.

3. BlogAmp. BlogAmp allows blog masters to set up a blog audio player in just about any environment. All the client needs to have is a web browser. They do not need to have pre-installed media players to have the audio play. The player is also easy no place within a blog page and can be positioned in a pop-up window instead. All that you will need afterwards is a secure media server to host the audio files you need broadcast.

4. BlogChat. This handy tool made with PHP and MySQL allows your blog site to host a chat box you can position within the page. The central server for this chat box will be with the originators of the utility. They offer this service for free anyway. However, there are paid services that offer greater functionality and more features. The free version will need manual maintenance but is a good choice anyway.

5. Chronicle Lite. Chronicle Lite is the perfect companion to every Blogger user. This utility serves as an interface or a file and blog manager that lies between your blog and your personal computer. With Chronicle Lite, you can publish documents on your personal computer, and easily manage your posts and your files in regards to your blog.

6. Movable Type. This is the engine that has made Typepad famous. Movable Type is a package that can be installed on most blog servers. It allows for a powerful and intuitive word processing interface especially for blogs. This strips away the technicality from the production of blogs and helps your focus instead on the design of your blogs.

7. Particle Blogger. Another blogging script that installs on pretty much any PHP, MySQL server. It gives you a blog server and the related interface that allows you to host your own blog site painlessly and effectively. It is fully featured and easy to install.

8. The Posting Station. The Posting Station is another blog server script that allows for text, and rich multimedia blogging. It is easy to install and has an excellent interface that makes it a favorite among many bloggers. Does Profit Lance really make you money? See my Profit Lance Review here!

The nice thing is after you get a system in place that works for you making money on the internet is the easiest money you will ever make.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?

Using Artistic Flair For Your Craft Show Crafts by Natalie Goyette

Filed under: Investment — vistab @ 11:51 pm

While most craft show enthusiasts will consider – to some degree – that their creation is a piece of art, others consider art to be things like paintings, drawings, or other art. What are some common forms of art that can be popular at craft shows? Here are a few ideas to help you succeed selling your masterpieces at craft shows.

Painting – Yes, that beautiful landscape drawing might just be the ticket to successful craft show sales. There are some tremendous advantages to using paintings in a craft show: you can always make prints of popular pictures, you often have several different ones to display, they don’t cost a tremendous amount to product (except time), and you can usually sell popular paintings for a decent dollar. For the aspiring full-time artist, this might be a great way to get your name in front of people.

Photography – Millions of people love to take pictures. Millions more like to look at those images. Create the right picture – the one that create vivid memories or emotions in the people at the craft shows, and you’ll likely have a sale. Once again, the costs to produce the pictures aren’t high, it is an enjoyable way to spend time, you can reproduce thousands of quality pictures at a low price, and a nice 10X12 photograph (with frame) might go for $40 to $50.

Mosaic art – This type of art is becoming extremely popular, and while it might be slightly more labor intensive than the above two art forms, you can often sell your pieces for more. Depending on the base used for the mosaic art the price for a piece of work could top $100. If you create the topside of a birdbath in mosaic art, or a small bedside table top – you are looking at a nice return on your investment. Creativity and imagination are the key to this artistic endeavor.

I think the beauty of art will always be appealing. You cannot walk into any home across the continent where the walls are bare. Paintings, photographs and other forms of art adorn the walls, the cabinets and the tables around the home. A large market exists for the artist with the right flair and the eye for what appeals to today’s craft show goer!

Take time to tap into your creative side, and you will watch your revenue swell, and your bottom line grow even bigger!

Collect RSS feeds, Update Easily and Make Money by Neo Marion

Filed under: Home Business — vistab @ 11:45 pm

You also might have read such kind of advertisment: ¡°Make $ 100,000 a year ¨C guaranteed¡± The website of this home business solution offers to remit you the money, if you do not succeed after a year. It¡¯s even possible that this kind of turn-key website of a home business has worked in the early days of the internet. You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

There are actually many different ways to make money online. Some of them are obviously more lucrative than others, however. Also, there are many scams for supposedly making money online that don’t really work, and you end up losing money.

Collect RSS feeds, Update Easily!

The Internet is so dynamic that it calls for regular updates to bring the latest information to the net surfers. But that does not necessarily mean that you always have to update your sites, like your web logs manually. It only takes a practical move to keep the ball rolling without doing it yourself: Collecting RSS feeds!

With the emergence of the RSS technology, you can patch up various websites in your blog. And when these sites get updated, it will all be reflected in your blog! A nice and easy way to add fresh information instantly!

How does this technology work? Here are some pieces of information regarding the collection of RSS feeds that are relevant to your web logs.

How do I start getting RSS feeds?

IN the same way that web browsers enable you to check web sites, an application will allow you to check updates on other¡¯s website via RSS feeds. And that application happens to be an RSS Feed Reader.

What are the advantages of RSS feed readers?

RSS feed readers scan specified sites that you are subscribed to. When new articles or files are uploaded, the RSS feed reader will publish a list of new items.

Here is where the advantages set in. RSS feed users save time and effort in checking updates. Since new pieces of information are compiled, it takes smaller storage space. And you do not have to see the whole web site, or hop from site to site to get updated.

And in the field of blogging, one does not have to update blogs very often. If you know credible sites that offer wonderful information, you can just patch these sites to their blog. And voila! You now have instant contents.

All it takes is checking the list of updated information!

What are the commendable RSS readers to use?

– Pluck

Aside from being an RSS feed reader, it offers a lot of tools to make content searching, sharing, retrieving and organizing easier. But the nicest thing about Pluck is it is absolutely free!

– FeedDemon

Don’t follow other’s footstep. Find your own way .You can create a new market, product or service then you can sell in online or offline. If you give quality with reliability then people will purchase your product or service.

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

Once you have determined how you plan to make money online, spend the time you need. Many people start an online business but lose interest and quit. Find a business that you love so you want to stay with it. Finding a way to do what you love is the best way to make money online.

FeedDemon is an independent RSS feed reader that can be purchased for just $29.95 dollars.

A trial version that can be used for 20 days can also be downloaded.

– Newsgator

Newsgator is an add-on feature to Microsoft Outlook. It enables users to organize news feeds like an email. This is available for $29.00. You can also try it, free of charge, for 14 days.

How do I choose RSS feeds for my blog?

Pieces of information that can be considered list-oriented are good options for RSS feeds.

You actually determine what pieces of information would be relevant to your blog site. Once you have determined what sites must be included in your blog site, all you have to do is to subscribe to that web site¡¯s RSS feed.

One way to find RSS feeds would be checking out RSS directory sites:

– Sindic8

This has been acclaimed by SearchEngineWatch as a major RSS feeds directory. This has been made possible by thousands of volunteers and contributors that provide RSS links to the database.

– Daypop

If you are looking for fresh information, then this is the RSS feed directory site that you have to go to. All items featured in the site are assured to be current events.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?

You will determine what web sites you will be subscribing to. It all depends in your desired content for your blog.

You can use the RSS feed reader tools to locate content providers for your site. Or you may also locate these RSS feeds in the content provider website. Usually, the RSS feed link is defined by an orange button, with XML or RSS tag.

You can also locate the XML data in your web browser, copy it in a clipboard, and add it in the RSS feed reader. (Just follow the instructions provided in your RSS feed reader on how to add RSS feed.) Once added, the RSS feed reader will check updates from that site regularly. Profit Lance has taken the internet marketing world by storm! See profit lance reviews here.

Now that you know the basics of collecting RSS feeds as well as some credible RSS feed resources and RSS feed reader, I am pretty sure that your web log will never be outdated!

The nice thing is after you get a system in place that works for you making money on the internet is the easiest money you will ever make.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?

Christian Nation Advocates Claim ‘Christian Persecution’ by Michele Swenson

Filed under: Government — vistab @ 11:41 pm

The religious political right has consistently subverted language and meaning, portraying themselves as ‘persecuted,’ even as they aggressively attack the rights of disfavored groups – women, gays, minorities, adherents of other religious traditions, etc.

During House floor debate in 2006, Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind) attacked Democrats who proposed a bill condemning “abusive religious proselytizing” at the Air Force Academy, in the wake of accounts of anti-Semitic treatment of a Jewish cadet; a chaplain urging condemnation of fellow cadets “who are not born again” and are destined to “burn in the fires of hell”; and a cadet dubbed a ‘heathen’ for failure to attend religious services. Hostettler accused, “The long war on Christianity in America continues today on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.” He railed against “those who would eradicate any vestige of our Christian heritage,” accusing Democrats of “denigrating and demonizing Christians.” Investigation of religious intolerance prompted the accusation of ‘reverse discrimination’ against Christians by William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

The litany of alleged Christian oppression is extensive among those who blatantly reject any pretense of religious tolerance. Non-procreative sex (‘eliminating our posterity’), gun laws, AIDS research, environmental protections or international cooperation, public schools, the United Nations, teaching evolution, sex education, or ‘nonbiblical’ roles for men and women–in brief, any perceived challenge to right-wing political intent–have all been named assaults on American ‘Christian’ heritage. Castigating differing faiths as ‘demonic and satanic,’ and church-state separation as ‘a lie of the left,’ Pat Robertson has likened Christian oppression in the U.S. to that of Jews in Hitler’s Germany. The literalist “World” magazine denounced pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, equality and religious freedom as ‘rejections of a biblical ordering’ of society. Multiculturalism amounts to denigration of men of European descent and ‘western Christian culture,’ asserted Robertson. Citing the absence of biblical Christian teaching, Jerry Falwell has called for elimination of public schools.

Failure of the biblically orthodox to claim their divinely ordained place of leadership invites God’s wrathful judgment. Their imperative: Change government or abolish it. Reading biblical allegory as history, and defining America’s destiny in terms of end times battles between good and evil, Robertson outlines the mission of his Christian Broadcasting Network–to establish ‘God’s government’ in preparation for Christ’s second coming. In Robertson’s historical formulation, the original U.S. settlers set out to “claim the land for Christians.” Theologian Walter Capps relates that Francis Schaeffer, a doctrinal father of the modern religious right, rewrote western intellectual history to align the intent of the founding fathers with the Reformation, the New Testament and the political goals of the modern religious right. Describing aspirations of the religious right as more nationalistic in intention than religious, Capps notes that Robertson evangelicals read the Bible as contemporary political commentary, transferring biblical covenant status from Israel to America.

Schaeffer, Robertson and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson describe two worldviews that “cannot coexist”–that of biblical literalists vs. secular humanists. Denounced as heretical ‘state-mandated religion,’ the term secular humanism encompasses all twentieth century civil rights gains and religious freedoms. It is viewed as threat to divinely ordained capitalism and such instruments of order as capital punishment, nuclear weaponry and a strict hierarchy of white Christian male dominance. Derided for the teaching of critical thinking (termed ‘brainwashing’ by Tim LaHaye), secularism denotes a slippery slide to immorality. Ecology courses are suspect due to the implied need for family planning, and global cooperation becomes capitulation to Satan. Robertson has invoked the wrath of God against such ‘demonic spirits’ as abortionists, gays and Democrats, even as Ralph Reed targeted left-wing unions, gays and feminists. Democrats are corrupting the culture, compromising America’s divine role. The global economy is regarded the precursor to economic and social collapse that will usher in the end times. The term ‘secular humanism,’ in short, is catchall for any deemed assault on Christianity.

Expressing their seminal role in advancing the final period of history, Dr. Jerry Horner, dean of Biblical Studies at Robertson’s Regent University, pronounced the need to “establish our dominion… and bring our exile to an end.” Robertson predicted civil war if evangelicals fail to establish control by ‘God’s people’ over government and all institutions in preparation for the second coming. In the political right’s pitched battle for America, pitting biblical against mainstream Christians, tolerance is deemed a betrayal of biblical truth. Good works and social justice for their own sake, rather than as means to the ends of proselytizing, are heretical. Forbidding Christian proselytization, advises Robertson, is like “failing to inform a patient he has cancer.”

‘God-centered’ often resembles ‘Christian white male-centered’ dogma. As God’s ‘true heirs’ to power, only select white Christian males are deemed worthy to vote or hold office. Tim LaHaye (author of the “Left Behind” series) is among the orthodox demanding replacement of all humanists in public office with ‘pro-moral political leaders.’ Nixon’s administrator of OEO and Moral Majority co-founder, Howard Phillips invokes ‘one-family-one-vote’ as means to restore ‘traditional family values.

The Choice Is Yours by Mike T. Smith

Filed under: Family — vistab @ 11:37 pm

Every day we are faced with lots of choices. Most of them seem easy with relatively short term effects such as choosing what we are going to wear to the office or what to eat for breakfast. When we drive to work we still control our cars so we choose which route to take. There may be factors such as traffic or an accident but we ultimately make the choice. Other choices have long term effects such as employment, the choice to create a family, where to live. But the truth is most of us are not aware of a choice that we can all make that affects long term and short term, the choice to be happy.

I read about this in a book when I was in college and I immediately knew that this was garbage, psycho-babble 101. After all I was 18 years old and I had life figured out. I knew everything and I knew that your happiness is decided by outside elements that happened in your everyday life and it’s that simple. Good things happening to you meant you had the right to be happy, bad things happening meant you had to act like everyone else. Happiness comes from the outside in but later on in my life I would cross paths with a man who would teach me that this is not true, that true happiness comes from the inside out.

6 years ago I began working with a retired marine named Dayne Flanagan. He always had a smile on his face even when there was really no apparent reason too. He seemed overly happy, but the biggest difference between him and other people I had met who acted this way was that his seemed sincere. I had him figured out. He’s crazy. He was always making people laugh and he was the type of person that people enjoyed being around, full of confidence and wit, charming, always smiling. But you know what? He was the type of person that I wanted to be. Within a few months, we started working together on a few big projects at work so we spent lots of time together at work. I asked him one day, “Dayne, how and why are you always so happy?” His reply, “Because I choose to be.” I thought he was patronizing me. I got mad. I said, “No really I want to know.” He said, “That’s it.” I said, “It is not that easy.” He said “I didn’t say it was.” He explained to me that it is that simple but it is far from easy. It is hard to stay with a good disposition when there are so many bad attitudes around you every single day. We all know that misery loves company, but think about it Mike there really is a good side to everything. I asked him where he had learned to think like that, considering he had spent most of his life in the military and all of the people that he had got a chance to meet his answer shocked me. He smiled and said, “My mom.” He even coined a phrase for this type of positive thinking. He called it “mom speak”.

Honestly I wasn’t immediately receptive to his way of thinking. I was convinced that his way of thinking worked, for him, but that wasn’t me. I am not that type of person and I was not raised to think like this. However he did put me in a different mode of thinking. I started to become a people watcher. I mean I really watched people. I watched every kind of person I saw and how they would react to every situation possible. I noticed something special. I notieced some people can be told that they have only 6 weeks to live and smile and say “That’s all I need, thanks doc for telling me in advance” and live their last days the way they wanted and remember all the good times they had that had made their life so sweet. And on the other hand why is it that I have actually seen someone drop a pencil and use the most colorful language, enough to make sailors blush.

It was a long process that I tried to fight but I learned the truth, life is all about attitude. 10% of life is what happens to you and 90% is how you react to it. Consider this: The Law of Attraction, clearly stats that you will attract people who are just like you. If you complain or walk around with a sour look on your face always complaining about something before you know it you will have a whole bunch of people following you around the mall with that same look on their face complaining about mall parking, the food court, how kids dress, you get the picture. And then you will be saying, “Man what is wrong with these people? Am I like a magnet for unhappy people?” Yes! But if you walk around with a nice sincere smile on your face you will in time surround yourself with these people. Now ask yourself who do you want around you?

So the choice is yours to be happy or to not be happy, sounds a little too easy when it’s put like that doesn’t it? I thanks God that he allowed someone to cross my path who cared enough about me to teach me “mom speak” while I am still in my 20s. I never had the privilege of meeting Dorothy Flanagan she passed away 4 years ago, but her “mom speak” has made such a profound impact on my life and I plan on passing it down to generations below me. Hey I am only 29 so I can still pass it up.

Christian Nation Advocates Claim ‘Christian Persecution’ by Michele Swenson

Filed under: Education — vistab @ 11:33 pm

The religious political right has consistently subverted language and meaning, portraying themselves as ‘persecuted,’ even as they aggressively attack the rights of disfavored groups – women, gays, minorities, adherents of other religious traditions, etc.

During House floor debate in 2006, Rep. John Hostettler (R-Ind) attacked Democrats who proposed a bill condemning “abusive religious proselytizing” at the Air Force Academy, in the wake of accounts of anti-Semitic treatment of a Jewish cadet; a chaplain urging condemnation of fellow cadets “who are not born again” and are destined to “burn in the fires of hell”; and a cadet dubbed a ‘heathen’ for failure to attend religious services. Hostettler accused, “The long war on Christianity in America continues today on the floor of the United States House of Representatives.” He railed against “those who would eradicate any vestige of our Christian heritage,” accusing Democrats of “denigrating and demonizing Christians.” Investigation of religious intolerance prompted the accusation of ‘reverse discrimination’ against Christians by William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

The litany of alleged Christian oppression is extensive among those who blatantly reject any pretense of religious tolerance. Non-procreative sex (‘eliminating our posterity’), gun laws, AIDS research, environmental protections or international cooperation, public schools, the United Nations, teaching evolution, sex education, or ‘nonbiblical’ roles for men and women–in brief, any perceived challenge to right-wing political intent–have all been named assaults on American ‘Christian’ heritage. Castigating differing faiths as ‘demonic and satanic,’ and church-state separation as ‘a lie of the left,’ Pat Robertson has likened Christian oppression in the U.S. to that of Jews in Hitler’s Germany. The literalist “World” magazine denounced pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, equality and religious freedom as ‘rejections of a biblical ordering’ of society. Multiculturalism amounts to denigration of men of European descent and ‘western Christian culture,’ asserted Robertson. Citing the absence of biblical Christian teaching, Jerry Falwell has called for elimination of public schools.

Failure of the biblically orthodox to claim their divinely ordained place of leadership invites God’s wrathful judgment. Their imperative: Change government or abolish it. Reading biblical allegory as history, and defining America’s destiny in terms of end times battles between good and evil, Robertson outlines the mission of his Christian Broadcasting Network–to establish ‘God’s government’ in preparation for Christ’s second coming. In Robertson’s historical formulation, the original U.S. settlers set out to “claim the land for Christians.” Theologian Walter Capps relates that Francis Schaeffer, a doctrinal father of the modern religious right, rewrote western intellectual history to align the intent of the founding fathers with the Reformation, the New Testament and the political goals of the modern religious right. Describing aspirations of the religious right as more nationalistic in intention than religious, Capps notes that Robertson evangelicals read the Bible as contemporary political commentary, transferring biblical covenant status from Israel to America.

Schaeffer, Robertson and former Nixon aide Chuck Colson describe two worldviews that “cannot coexist”–that of biblical literalists vs. secular humanists. Denounced as heretical ‘state-mandated religion,’ the term secular humanism encompasses all twentieth century civil rights gains and religious freedoms. It is viewed as threat to divinely ordained capitalism and such instruments of order as capital punishment, nuclear weaponry and a strict hierarchy of white Christian male dominance. Derided for the teaching of critical thinking (termed ‘brainwashing’ by Tim LaHaye), secularism denotes a slippery slide to immorality. Ecology courses are suspect due to the implied need for family planning, and global cooperation becomes capitulation to Satan. Robertson has invoked the wrath of God against such ‘demonic spirits’ as abortionists, gays and Democrats, even as Ralph Reed targeted left-wing unions, gays and feminists. Democrats are corrupting the culture, compromising America’s divine role. The global economy is regarded the precursor to economic and social collapse that will usher in the end times. The term ‘secular humanism,’ in short, is catchall for any deemed assault on Christianity.

Expressing their seminal role in advancing the final period of history, Dr. Jerry Horner, dean of Biblical Studies at Robertson’s Regent University, pronounced the need to “establish our dominion… and bring our exile to an end.” Robertson predicted civil war if evangelicals fail to establish control by ‘God’s people’ over government and all institutions in preparation for the second coming. In the political right’s pitched battle for America, pitting biblical against mainstream Christians, tolerance is deemed a betrayal of biblical truth. Good works and social justice for their own sake, rather than as means to the ends of proselytizing, are heretical. Forbidding Christian proselytization, advises Robertson, is like “failing to inform a patient he has cancer.”

‘God-centered’ often resembles ‘Christian white male-centered’ dogma. As God’s ‘true heirs’ to power, only select white Christian males are deemed worthy to vote or hold office. Tim LaHaye (author of the “Left Behind” series) is among the orthodox demanding replacement of all humanists in public office with ‘pro-moral political leaders.’ Nixon’s administrator of OEO and Moral Majority co-founder, Howard Phillips invokes ‘one-family-one-vote’ as means to restore ‘traditional family values.’

Popup: Hate ’em or Love ’em by James Monahan

Filed under: DHTML — vistab @ 11:30 pm

You are browsing a favorite website when a popup window appears. You close the window to continue browsing, and another popup appears. Later on, you realize that several windows have opened because of these popups. Annoying, isn’t it?

Popup windows are another type of online advertising on the internet. Its purposes include increasing website traffic, which is the number of people who visit a particular website; and to capture email addresses without any prior knowledge from the person who is browsing the website.

Advertising supported websites make up the large chunk of popup users. These websites previously used banner advertisements (banner ads, these are the advertisements on top of a browser window) to generate huge profits.

They take advantage of internet users who have less experience in dealing with internet advertisements by offering gifts or items that go with any particular purchase. Unaware users bite into the bait, and before they know it, they are also being charged for the “gift” that went with their purchased item.

As customer interest in banner advertising decreased, many internet-based vendors began to think of developing more effective advertising methods. By then, popup advertisements started annoying many internet users.

Popup windows are the windows which appear when website browsers open a new web browser to display various contents such as advertisement for product subscription, opinion surveys, and free download.

This window is often times generated by Javascript, but can also be generated by other means. Some of the new popups are created using Flash which contains animations, while others are created using DHTML, so the popup appears before the browser screen.

Many internet advertisers love popup ads because of their nature. Popups are hard to ignore as they appear first before the main browser window. This characteristic makes it even better than the previous stationary banner advertisements.

Popups are also loved for their high clickability rate as more people click on them because of their ability to tickle the interest of internet users. It is also shown by recent studies that the click-rate of popup ads is twice as that of the banner ads. Between January and September 2002, the number of popups increased from 1.2 billion to 4.9 billion.

Among the top users of popup ads are websites promoting pornography and violence. Not only do these popups advertise adult content, they also set off multiple windows.

As the user closes a window, a another window appears, initiating another set of windows, and sometimes this happens indefinitely. Users call this “java trap”, or “spam cascade”. There are, however, processes which can produce popup windows such as spyware programs.

“Mousetrapping”, a variation of the popup, fills the whole screen with its content, removing the menu bars and other features which allows the user to close the window.

Another variation is called the pop-under advertisement wherein a new browser window is opened behind the active window. Pop-unders are less annoying to a user, but are only seen when the main browser window is closed, making it difficult to find out which website opened them.

Recently, however, many internet users have expressed their annoyance over the massive number of popup windows they encounter while browsing.

As a response, more companies have reduced or removed popups from their websites, and internet browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape, America Online, Camino, Opera, and Safari, are providing features to block popups. Additional programs to block popups and spyware are also available.

Podcasting: The Medium of the Future? by Neo Smith

Filed under: Computers — vistab @ 11:26 pm

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You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

One way to make money online is to become an affiliate on someone else’s website. The more traffic a site generates, the more product is sold – and the easier it becomes for everyone to make money online. It’s vital then for websites to have as many links to their site as possible, increasing their product’s visibility, and you can make money online by simply having a link to their site on your site and receiving sales commissions.

All About Podcasting ¨C The Medium of the Future

Perhaps you have heard of it, or perhaps you are already an avid follower. Podcasting is one of newest buzzwords that has been catching the attention of hoards of people all over the world. But not everyone exactly know what it is. At a first glance, or at a first hearing, term podcast could evoke of images of the now legendary iPod, which has taken the world of audiophiles by storm. Now add the image of that great gadget to broadcasting and you would see a whole new world of possibilities that offers a new medium of distributing information. For those who have little idea of what podcasting is, here is a short overview as to what it is, and why it is good to engage in it.

What is Podcasting

As hinted earlier, the term podcasting is a fusion of the iPod and broadcasting. Well this is actually a misnomer because one does not really need an iPod to do podcasting, and the process does not really involve announcing on air. Nevertheless, the term is still quite the popular one used to refer to the process of disseminating multimedia files, may it be a music video or an audio program, via the internet through either an Atom syndication or an RSS format, to be played on personal computers or portable media-playing devices. Like on TV or radio, podcasts usually features shows that have episodes that people release either regularly or intermittently.

How did Podcasting come about?

The idea of podcasting first emerged in the year 2000, and a year after, the technical requirements for podcasting were already available. However, it was only by the year 2003 that the method caught on the popular websites. It was also around this time when Adam Curry, a media entrepreneur who was once an MTV VJ, popularized the term. By 2004, podcasting experienced an exponential growth, extending to the general public and encompassing a wider-than-ever area of interests. Now, podcast is seen to be the new media of reaching people and distributing information to them.

How does it Podcasting work?

The method of podcasting is actually very simple. First, a podcaster (i.e. a podcast publisher) would create an audio content, usually in mp3 or mp4 format, and then have it uploaded to a server. The podcast is then published as a news feed in either RSS, XML or Atom format. The audience may then subscribe to a particular podcast they like using a news-feed aggregator, which in turn updates them whenever new episodes are released. The subscribers may then listen to or watch the podcast at their own convenience.

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

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What¡¯s good about it and why should it be used?

A lot of people see great potential in podcasting. First of all, it is fun to do. Many find podcasting as a new way of being creative. Being a new medium, that uses different types of media, people can now use various ways of disseminating information. No longer are people limited to typed text, they can now use their voice, their face, animation, or just about anything to tell people something. Now, instead of just writing about facts, you can now tell people things they want to know in ways that would keep them engrossed. It is a great means of self expression.

The format in which podcasts are delivered also helps people increase their audience, and at the same time serve them. News feeds are becoming increasingly popular every day, and many people are now being able to get information about the things they are interested in. Likewise, podcasters can now reach the particular type of audience that they are targeting. This creates a more continual relationship between publishers and their audiences, helping each other flourish in their craft.

Podcasting also empowers the podcaster. Usually, someone who has to say something would need to find something or somebody else to help distribute the information. But now, with podcasting, you become your own media. If you want to inform people, you just say what you have to say, and bring your news directly to them.

Podcasting also has great potential in making money through media. If you have something interesting to say that people are willing to pay just to hear about it, then you could sell the content of your podcasts. If you have services or products to sell, you can use podcasts to show people why they would want to avail of your services or buy your products. You can also use podcasts as a means of selling ¡°space¡± for advertisers to pitch in their commercials. With this new type of media, there are numerous possibilities for gaining profits. Does Profit Lance really make you money? See my Profit Lance Review here!

Podcasting may still be in its infancy, but who knows for sure how big it may grow. Right now what people can say is that it is indeed growing faster than they have imagined. Podcasting could be the medium of the future, and taking advantage of its development could be one of the best decisions you would make.

This truely is making easy money after you get it all set up and running smoothly. But to be fair it is hard to get a system in place to get a profit pulling website up and running.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?

RSS, XLM, and Atom: What’s the difference? by Neo Henry

Filed under: Advertising — vistab @ 11:21 pm

You also might have read such kind of advertisment: ¡°Make $ 100,000 a year ¨C guaranteed¡± The website of this home business solution offers to remit you the money, if you do not succeed after a year. It¡¯s even possible that this kind of turn-key website of a home business has worked in the early days of the internet.

You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

You can make money online by selling advertising space on your website. The advertiser gives you a banner ad that you place on your website and then you make money online whenever someone clicks through to the advertiser. If you have a website that generates a lot of traffic, you can also make money online by charging a fee for advertising space.

RSS, XLM, and Atom: What¡¯s the difference? You are browsing a blog site one day, and then you saw this orange button that says ¡°RSS¡±. You then checked a news site, and then saw an orange button that says ¡°XML¡±. Then you saw some more sites that have RSS links. Now, you wonder, what are these things all about? More on Profit Lance. See my Profit Lance Review here!

These things never had to be a mystery. What follows are basic information regarding RSS, XML and Atom.

What is an XML?

– General Definition

XML stands for Extensive Markup Language. It is the standard markup language used to define various types of data. It is created to enable data sharing among various systems patched by the Internet. The language format is formalized, to allow modification and validation of files regardless of prior knowledge of the document form.

– XML Features

Before the birth of the XML files sharing files among different programs and platforms was difficult because of the use of binary system in encoding.

In an XML file, characters (the fundamental unit) are sequenced in an allowed serial pattern.

Word processors also made XML maintenance and authoring easier, since it will be dealing with characters, not bits.

– Uses of XML

1. XML is used to represent a lot of data, especially lists, records and trees- the basic forms of data structures.

2. It can also be used to communicate human languages that are written because of the Unicode support.

3. The XML format is also employed in data processing and storage.

– Pros and Cons

The XML format is a universally accepted format. It also does not depend on a specific platform for it to execute. It also employs a hierarchical code structure that is compatible with most of the document formats.

However, XML is limited by bandwidth. In the case of PDA and cellular phone technology that uses XML, files are compressed.

Now, what then is RSS?

– General Definition

RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a set of web feed formats that use XML to deliver information.

– What are the uses of RSS feeds?

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

Don’t follow other’s footstep. Find your own way .You can create a new market, product or service then you can sell in online or offline. If you give quality with reliability then people will purchase your product or service.

One way that people are making money online is by having several different income streams. This means that you do a bunch of things online that make a little bit of money, which turns out to be a reasonable amount of money when you add them all up.

RSS feeds are used to give updates to users regarding site contents without having to actually check the site. This can be done by delivering the full content of the update, or by sending a link, or by defining the metadata that composes the file.

A lot of sites like web logs, pod casts and news sites use RSS feeds.

– What are the benefits of RSS feeds?

The information that can be seen in RSS feeds is simpler than the source web site. That is why it is easier for users to view the important items.

Other files can also be automatically be downloaded without human intervention. Programs called aggregators can scan web sites and publish lists of updates in behalf of their user.

– RSS formats

The standard RSS formats are:

1. RSS 1 or RDF which includes the following versions: RSS 0.90 and 1.0

2. RSS 2 which includes RSS 0.91, 0.92-0.94 and 2.0.1

How about Atom?

Issues were raised regarding the RSS 2.0 format and its incompatibility problems. That is why a third standard of syndication was born. Profit Lance has taken the internet marketing world by storm! My reviews at http://www.honestreview.info/profitlance/index.html

The atom format started in June of 2003. It was adopted by the Internet Engineering task Force or IETF. This format was made to solve the shortcomings of the RSS versions that were released.

RFC 4287 states the proposition of Atom¡¯s standardization.

– Strengths

Atom supporters claim that the strength of Atom relies on:

1. Use of standard features of XML; 2. The presence of a payload container capable of handling various content types.

With Atom, owners can actually monitor more sites in lesser time.

– Uses of Atom

Atom, like any other syndication formats, is used on sites that update periodically. These items include web logging, advertisement, marketing, news and bug reports.

– Atom and RSS: What¡¯s the deal?

Atom included features that are not present or mandatory in RSS such as:

– XML schema – auto discovery – XML name space – unique global ID – payload container – separate content and summary entities – openness to modification and standardization

Now that you know the definitions of XML, RSS and Atom, you will never have to wonder why these things are places in certain websites.

The internet has redefined how hard it is to make money. At least physically that is. You will not break a sweat building a website, putting top quality products on it, and marketing your website all over the internet.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?

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