Monday, December 31, 2007

A World of Conflict : Zone : Lebanon

'A World of Conflict, is the documentary about the Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone project. Focussed here are the sites in Lebanon

I've traveled in the Middle East for the past few years. What Kevin is encountering and reporting back is just the surface of a deeply-rooted, complicated set of circumstances that have created what appears to be an unstoppable momentum. Things there will get worse before they get better. And, by and large, the U.S. government only understood very little about it. In other words, for the past seven it has been far, far more destructive than constructive and a vast majority of the people who have been hurt, have been innocent and simply want the same things we do.

Kevin Sites first reported from Lebanon at a watershed moment in the country's history. Syrian troops had pulled out, but political assassinations were continuing to fuel rage and apprehension among the Lebanese people. Would Lebanon continue to be an international pawn? Sites traversed the political spectrum to talk to the players involved: university students, a former leader back from exile, refugees and Hezbollah officials all weighed in.

Meanwhile in Gaza, Sites documented what has become a common spectacle: a funeral procession through the streets. In this case, the event was a "martyr's funeral" for two men from the al Aqsa Martyr's Brigades who, according to news reports at the time, were trying to fire rockets into southern Israel and were killed by Israeli missiles in retaliation.

"A World of Conflict" is the documentary about the "Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone" project, in which veteran war correspondent Kevin Sites reported from every major global conflict in one year, in an effort to understand the costs of a world perpetually at war.

We are highlighting one chapter of the documentary each week in chronological order, allowing you to see the film in its entirety — exclusively online.

The documentary contains searing, never-before-seen images of combat and its lingering impact on civil society, beginning with the anarchy of Somalia in September 2005 and culminating with the explosive war between Israel and Hezbollah in summer 2006.

The documentary is included with Sites' new book, "In the Hot Zone: One Man. One Year. Twenty Wars."

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Bouncing Baby Boy Balls

There was a baby born in the hospital and he weighed ten pounds. The odd thing about him was his body weighed five pounds and his balls weighed five pounds. All the nurses and even the doctor didn't know what to do with him.
Then, the chief surgeon walked in and asked what was wrong. The head nurse replied, ''We don't know what to do with this baby.''

So the chief surgeon took one look and said, "You should put him into a mental institution."

''Why?' asked the head nurse.

"Well," replied the chief surgeon, "take a look at him. The boy is obviously half nuts."

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Time Out !

Uh Oh !

For further details, please refer below article !

Indian kids first day at school in the US of A

Here is a story about an Indian boy on his first day at school in the Usa. It was the first day of school and a new student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said "Give me Liberty, or give me Death"? She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775" he said.

"Very good!" Who said "Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?" Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. "Abraham Lincoln, 1863" said Chandrasekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more! about its history

than you do." She heard a loud whisper: "F**k the Indians,"

"Who said that?" she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up. "General Custer, 1862."

At that point, a student in the back said, "I'm gonna puke." The teacher glares around and asks "All right! Now, who said that?" Again, Chandrasekhar says, "George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991."

Now furious, another student yells, "Oh yeah? Suck this!" Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, "Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!"

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said "You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you." Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, "Gary Condit to Chandra Levy, 2001."

The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, "Oh shit, we're f**ked!"

And Chandrasekhar said quietly, "George Bush, Iraq, 2000."

So History can't be that bad..........

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Bunk Beds - Truly an experience !

There’s really nothing better than bunk beds for maximizing space in a small bedroom. Kids are active and like to climb, so having their bed is several feet off the floor is definitely "cool".

Beside the "cool factor" of bunk beds, there are several practical benefits to choosing one for your child's bedroom.

First, quality bunk beds can last your child from age three on through college. Since most bunk beds can be down-stacked into two twin beds, your child can begin enjoying his/her new room even if they are still not old enough to manage climbing up to the top bunk.

Second, the space-saving features of bunk beds are unparalleled. You can sleep two in the same amount of space that you would normally be able to put a twin bed. With today's homes and their small bedrooms, this is a huge benefit.

Third, as long as you buy a quality bunk bed, you will have no trouble selling it at a later date if you decide your child is ready for something else.

There are also now ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) safety standards that most manufacturers abide by that go a long way to ensuring the safety of bunk beds.

What this means for the consumer is that any bed purchased from a manufacturer that follows the ASTM guidelines will have sturdily secured guard rails and the positioning of the guard rails is such that little heads are too big to get caught between them, thus avoiding strangulation, and little hands and feet are too small to get wedged between them, thus avoiding broken bones. Also, there is always enough guard rail available to prevent mishaps such as my fall from the top bunk.

So, if you're looking for a bunk bed that you can feel your child will be safe on, be sure to check if the bed is ASTM safety certified.

So are your children ready to move up from toddler beds to bunk beds? Are you looking for a way to make your child want to sleep in his or her own bedroom instead of yours?

Bunk beds are almost a right of passage for kids and no other kind of sleeping arrangement provides the level of fun your child will experience with bunk beds

Monday, October 8, 2007

An easy Falafel recipe

Falafel - as opposed to hummus - is very easy to make, and only a little effort is needed to make it come out great. In case you don’t know what it is - falafel is the second most popular chick pea (garbanzo been) dish in Egypt. And a small, crunchy, chick pea burger tastes delicious.

This recipe is for Arabic falafel, which is very different from the Turkish falafel that you can find in some parts of Europe..and it comes out much better

The Turkish falafel is served in a toasted bread, with some salads and spicy sauces. In Israel, as well as most of the Arab countries, they eat the falafel inside a pita bread, with vegetable salad, pickles, French fries and Tahini.

The Ingredients

25 falafel balls
2 cups of dries chickpeas, soaked in water for 12 hours
Crumbs from 2 slices of white bread
5 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped coriander
1/2 small onion
1 spoon of sesame seeds
1 teaspoon cumin spice
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt, pepper
Oil for deep frying


1. Wash the soaked chickpeas and put them in a food processor with the garlic, onion and spices.
2. Grind until you get a rough moist texture. Add a little water if needed.
3. Move the mixture into a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and put aside, covered, for 30-60 minutes.
4. Warm the oil - it should be hot, not boiling. Add the baking soda to the mixture and knead a little.
5. Wet your hands and shape little balls (smaller then apricots).
6. Fry until you get a deep brown shade. Serve hot!

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Tropicana Hotel and Casino was also one of the first of a new breed of casinos.

Although it pales in comparison to the mega-resorts it's still a popular destination. This video is shot from The Strip and Tropicana Avenue, one of the busiest intyersections in Las Vegas.

Been wanting to go to Las Vegas for sometime.

It appears to be a place where everyone has a good time and enjoy until you drop. A friend actually recommended the Tropicana Las Vegas to stay in.

He says it's a great place to stay in to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer. The picture of Tropicana Las Vegas is absoulutely gorgeous!

It has a huge room which could fit 4 adults comfortably and their buffet menu was so sumptuous for and incredibly cheap too! I learned from a friend that Tropicana is one of the few Las Vegas hotels with a heated indoor pool.

It has its own spa, offering a variety of massages and other services with their Legends Steak and Seafood and the Island Buffet. I guess they appear to be the best!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

CBU Mailboxes

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

GPS Insight - A Review

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If you own a small business, perhaps like an HVAC or plumbing contractor, you know how even a small fleet can be a big expense item on your budget. Each day you hope your crews will manage their time and expenses professionally. There's a great deal of trust involved with this, because even with cell phones, there's still a limit to how much tracking you can do, and still be productive as an owner.

So, if you are into trucking companies, like HVAC, roofing, plumbing, construction, sales forces, delivery vehicles, long haul trucking, then, you must check out GPS products from GPS Insight.

What makes GPS Insight vehicle tracking system on top over other companies is because of the following reasons: they provide a 30 day money back guarantee; offers free trials; no long contracts. Their tracking devices take only minutes to install, and ship the same day your order is received just like what was mentioned earlier. You will be tracking your fleet in days, not weeks or months.

GPS Insight is a hardware and web software-based vehicle tracking system which enables you to monitor, track and analyze your entire fleet of vehicles from anywhere in the world. The system plugs into each vehicle's diagnostic port and conveys all the necessary data to GPS satellites and the AT&T/T-Mobile networks. What you get is all the data you could possible need, all without hassle or maintenance. Since the product is web-based, there are no administrative duties like server maintenance or upgrades.

Everything is handled by GPS Insight support and GPS Insight support wiki for customers provides total support throughout the year.

You can also visit Blog for GPS vehicle tracking for more information.

Besides you can also install one in your vehicle and not having to worry about it being stolen. With the amount of vehicles being stolen these days it is nice to know that GPS will keep your asset secure. GPS is now available in almost everything from cell phones to cars.

In effect, GPS Insight ( has come up with a very affordable option for businesses trying to reign in their transportation costs.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Buying a home - invest in Phoenix

The net has become the most useful tool to find a good place to live, not just here, but in most developed countries.

Buying or selling a home can be an emotional experience.

It's where your memories are made, where your children grow up, and where you entertain your friends and family. Your home is also one of the most important investments you'll ever make.

So if you want to invest in a home in Phoenix, can help you find the best place to buy a house

A menu bar across the top gives the visitor quick access to other parts of the site, from buying and selling guides to finding an agent. There is also a very handy map search function that puts up a map of the area with listings marked on it.

Irrespective of the market movements, there are always good opportunities to invest in Phoenix.

Phoenix real estate has shown tremendous growth in the past several years, and it's time for you to plan for your investment in real estate now.

Once again, check out the information yourself and their detailed descriptions. If you love raw nature then probably you will like it there.

Get Started Today !

Tagged .... with pants on un-fortunately !

I have been tagged by The LiteraryMinded...

The Rules of this tag:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. List ten (10) random facts about yourself.
3. Tag eleven people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. These eleven persons would have to tag 12 people.
5. You could also tag back, if desperate !
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

(Please note that I'm not going to get offended if you don't carry on :-) Just interested in this concept going on...

Now my random facts:

I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I can make your bed rock!
I am relaxed, horney and a partial lunatic most times
A Psycho who has a distinct dislike and yet is inclined towards politics
I am not into head games as I keep winning..
I cannot do drama as I have done my share..
My ears also have had been pierced...
My favourite food is a mexican sandwich..
I can cook and if neeed, very well..
I’m right handed and if required, a mean leftie..
I can make one mean pot of shepherds’ pie..
I like my salads, pickles and olives..
I also have a Sony Cybershot camera….and it rises at the wrong times
I am not interested in your privates..
If you insist, then it's a different ball game.. but pls be discreet !!
I have no intention in displaying mine.. even in exchange..
I ain't interested in getting on top of you, unless it's physical
My comments are a little flirty so apologies in advance
Please read my blogs as it is the only bit of journalistic endeavor, so a bit of appreciation would go far

Perhaps, I have gone over the prescribed 10, but that is another story !

Now my tags...

The LiteraryMinded
Sandys Blog
The Wishful Writer
GO! Smell the flowers
The Insane Writer
Cook. Eat. Drink. Blog.
For the Love of the Dog
Lynn Terry's Blog
Jay's World
Sadie Dark

Land For Sale From

This is a sponsored post.. is an exclusive site created specifically to help land owners, real estate brokers, agents and auctioneers reach customers more effectively. has been around for a few years, in fact the company was formed sometime during 2004 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

The site offers more than 1,500 listings from 38 states. Presentation is crisp with a slideshow offering views of the land. The site’s maps are its best feature. A map of the United States allows individual users visit individual states to browse listings allows real estate professionals to easily connect with and provide comprehensive property information to land buyers and investors searching for land for sale.

Basically, it does an excellent job of incorporating Web 2.0 into the search for rural real estate.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Asthma can be quite a dangerous thing in both adults and children if not kept under control. This could be easily achieved with a portable oxygen concentrator.

Now, if you’re searching for a portable oxygen concentrator, The Omron NE-U22 MICROAIR NEBULIZER is a portable nebulizer that you can carry around anywhere. It is small in size, lightweight, operates on just 2 AA batteries and can be be plugged into the accessory outlet of your car! It can also be used with any medication, and durable with 2 years warranty.

This portable oxygen concentrator also includes a free a/c wall-adapter, and it can replace even the biggest, heaviest nebulizer compressor you may now use. Besides, it weighs only 6 ounces, even with the batteries! slip it into a pocket and you may forget that you are carrying it.

In short, it would be a fantastic investment for anyone using a medication nebulizer

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cash Advance Loans From

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Need a cash advance ? Something to help you out until pay day comes?

A pay day loan or a cash advance is a small, short-term loan (typically up to $500 to $1500) without a credit check that is intended to bridge the borrower's cash flow gap between pay days. However, the term cash advance can also mean cash provided against a prearranged line of credit such as a credit card.

Many people look for a pay day loan, and this site has just made the search way easier for you.

You can apply for one of their cash advance loans on the internet.

The big advantage of doing it through is that it gives you access to several other sites that cater for specific groups and their needs. For example there is this site that offers an extra discrete level of service to ensure maximum confidentiality for your own pay day advance.

Besides, provides very useful tips and explanations, and recommends the best cash advance loan or pay day loan sites that suit your needs and getting your loans approved the fastest possible time. You can find all the cash advance information you need all in one place and in 4 simple steps to get your Payday Loan approved faster and easier

No more long queues in store, bouncing cheques, selling your personal property for less then what it worth, or uncomfortable situations of borrowing from friends, relatives or colleagues. Taking into consideration that the entire application process can be done securely and anonymously at the comfort of your home, and completed faster, why not apply for a cash advance loans from

Spend some time and read about it.

You will definitely benefit from it.

Visit today.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Commercial collection agency ?

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Do you own a business and looking for a collection agency ?

Then don't look too far anymore because we have "Miller, Ross & Goldman" who can help and provide you with the results that you been dreaming to have.

MRG Partners is a commercial collection agency that offers Commercial Debt Collection Services, Nationwide Legal Support, and Consulting Services.

Their site is very user-friendly. It takes only a few minutes to understand the basics of what they do and what they can do for you

Debtors are something which every business tries to avoid. Collecting payment from delinquent debtors is almost impossible. So, let the experts to the dirty job for you. can solve your problem of delinquent debtors. Give them a call and see what they can do for you to save you the trouble and stress.

Whether your company needs are one-time, short-term or you need a long-term solution to recovering delinquent receivable accounts, consider MRG Partners who will systematically resolve, until conclusion, all account placements assigned to them for recovery.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Berndes cookware

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If you like to cook then you will like the new berndes cookware.

For those who may not like to cook it makes a great gift for people who love to cook

You will find everything from Pans and Lids to Cooking Tools. You can also shop by product line or name of the product you are looking for. They also offer highly durable stainless steel cookware as well as non-stick aluminum cookware. They offer baking pans and lids, cooking tools, and other handy accessories

They also offer recipes you can try. The prices are reasonable in line with quality. Basically, you can find just about anything you need.

For those who have a problem in space, these utensils does not only involve proper cleaning but also proper storing.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

North Face Jackets

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Winter is almost down the corner and it would be nice to have a North Face jacket to keep you warm over the winter months. The North Face is perhaps the venerable outfitter's richest line ever of clothing and gear for hard-core mountaineers and weekend adventurers alike, and these jackets are normally out of stock.

Moosejaw seem to offer a wide variety of outdoor adventure type clothing, now if you were a cliff climber you'd probably need some of that gear.

There are stylish options in advanced materials for both men and women, including sporty new jackets like the ATP Full Zip, Speed Racer, VaporWick polos and tees for men, and a fabulous range of women's polos, tanks in gorgeous prints.

There are a lot of other brands of jackes out there, but the North Face jacket is most suitable for any personal taste.

Go buy and try one for yourself.

Stuffed Animals

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I don't have a stuffed animal but do have an old barby doll, so this post needed some research.

Now the question is do stuffed animals make good pets ?

Ask yourself the next time you get home from an overnight stay and you walk into your place and it is permeated with that distinct "poop" scent??

So try a stuffed animals...a nice soft bear or a snoopy dog...whatever animal you pick, remember... It always thinks exactly what you think...

If you still are not satisfied and prefer to stick with the warm, cuddly ones as you find the stuffed animals, are pets are like hunting trophies and may appear strange walking it…here are a few of the advantages…

- Tell it to stay, it stays.
- It's 20 degrees below zero or it's raining outside and it won't need to go for a walk.
- It never sh*ts in your shoe!! Never pees on your couch !!
- If by any chance it gets dirty...two words--Washing Machine.
- Go for a vacation and no kennel fees
- They don't have to go to the vet and don't eat
- Much cheaper

Now, if you still adore live animals, visit a petting zoo.

But, at least they do not poop all over in the house. The others may like your live animal and you get to keep the poops

In short, humans are destined to stand behind their dogs, scooping up their poops…pun intended !

I like animals but for many of the above reasons, I don't have one.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Kids bedding

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Imagine designing your baby's or kids rooms exactly the way you want it.... So, what characteristics would you look for when shopping for your kids bedding?

Fabrics that you could wash easily. Fabrics that could survive the normal wear and tear of a growing child, when sick, when playing, when sleeping or when being extremely active and that would last a long time and survive many washings.

Nowadays, pre-designed Teen Bedding is very well-designed. From scenery art to sports, the choice and design possibilities are endless. Skateboard Bedding is also very popular among the boys.

Bright colors are a very popular theme with kids. You could possibly select one or two themes to the child, depending upon their age. Ofcourse, this should stay within your budget.

Finally, choose a bedding that would last beyond the fad stage and that could live with for a few years, at least until they become teenagers.

Start thinking of something different today....

Order now and kick start your Christmas shopping, and remember, there is a wide range of pre-designed kids bedding where there are different pictures for you to choose from.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Penn State Football - Success with Honor

The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. The University has 24 campuses throughout the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, including a virtual World Campus. The enrollment at Penn State is over 84,000 students, placing it among the ten largest public universities in the United States.

Despite widespread success in the overall athletic program, however, the school is best known for its Penn State football team, which draws a very large following.

Penn State's Beaver Stadium has the second largest seating capacity (over 107,282) of any stadium in the nation, behind only Michigan Stadium.

The football team is led by legendary coach Joe Paterno, who at 81 is in his 42nd year as head coach (as of the 2007 season). He is the second all-time winning coach in Division I-A history (trailing Bobby Bowden of Florida State)
The student section at Beaver Stadium, recognized by ESPN’s College Gameday as the best in college football, has turned heads again with a sellout of more than 21,000 season tickets in a remarkable 59 minutes for the 2007 season.

The 21,000-plus student season tickets are the second-largest number in college sports (the school made an additional 520 student season tickets available this year compared to 2006).

Penn State has approximately 90,000 season ticket holders overall, also among the largest in the nation.

The passionate, loyal and enthusiastic Penn State student section is a primary reason Beaver Stadium is one of the nation’s toughest venues for opposing teams.

In a commencement speech a few years ago Joe Paterno said, "Success without honor is an unseasoned dish. It will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.” Penn State adopted from that speech a slogan that goes "Success with Honor". Paterno has applied this to his coaching and teaching philosophy and it’s the reason why Penn State fans feel so much pride in their team....

The start of Penn State's season is near and fans have different expectations for the team this year. Some say a National Championship, others say the Champs Sports Bowl either way, we should expect a great season this year with big wins and a possible upset or two.

If the opening week of the college football season is any indication of what the year may bring, then we're in for when heck of a ride.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Pigeon Forge Vacation Rentals

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From 1907 when the town's population was just 154 residents, it has increased to generating more than 11 million guests visit this flourishing Smoky Mountain city each year. Voted one of the South's favorite shopping spots, Pigeon Forge is equally famous for its more than 200 factory outlets and specialty stores.

If you are traveling to Tennessee, you may want to visit Pigeon Forge vacation rentals. They rent these cute log cabin homes in Sherwood Forest, located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

I have never journeyed to the Smoky Mountains, but these log cabins feature cable TV, pool, rockers, gas grill, full kitchen, indoor whirlpool, fireplace, outdoor hot tub and pool table and are pet friendly. In short, there is nothing like waking up in a wooden cabin in the middle of nature.

These cabins contain 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms, and they're not too far away from an airport. The closest airport is McGee/Tyson located just South of Knoxville, TN, and is approximately 50 miles away and the The Asheville, NC, airport approximately 90 miles.

Casual attire is what it is all about and that's a big part of being on vacation in Pigeon Forge. It's pretty much the standard around here. We have a couple of restaurants where you might feel like sprucing up a little, but it's really up to you.

In spring and fall, days start off cool, warm up and then cool off again. Winter temperatures generally stay in the 30-50 degree range so heavier clothing is appropriate. No matter what time of year, if you're planning on a visit to the mountains, bring along a wrap. Higher elevations may get even prettier but it means cooler temperatures, too.

All the cabins are located in the Sherwood Forest Resort, which is a wonderful place to walk, relax and sniff the fresh air. "There's no need to be bored or feel lost, because there's enough in the area to keep you entertained."

So, if it is autumn and you are traveling to Tennessee, you may want to visit Carey Cabins who offer the Pigeon Forge cabin rental.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Golf Apparel For Ladies

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Golf is a sport dominated by the rich, but now many people can afford playing it and now even women have taken an active interest in it.

The perception that men can have the longest golf swing is not true anymore !!

Women's entry to the greens made it even more fascinating as women dress in style while having their golf

Just because you play with the men, doesn't mean you have to look like them. To emphasize this, try visiting Women's Golf Pro Shop for the latest golf apparel ladies! In short, you know that golfers have different fashions fopr men, but what if you are a woman?

Shopping for golf apparel ladies clothing and equipment online can give you the flexibility of comparing prices side by side. Name brand golf apparels for women With the display of different golf apparel ladies, you can tell who among these women who caries these women dresses with finest golf clothing among others.

Regardless of your favorite can find them here. Browse through their huge selection of golf shoes, skirts and more. Besides, they offer same day shipping on all golf purchases.

Thought for the day ... Common-sense

Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking.

It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.

W. Somerset Maugham

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Getting Your Office Furniture

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Thinking of remodeling your office environment? Bringing changes to your office sometimes is good

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Where you shop in general, you are guaranteed to get a great price. And with their great descriptions and clear pictures of office furniture, such as for the reception area, training room, conference room, any many types of office concepts, you will know exactly what you are getting before it arrives. is your one stop online shop for your office furniture needs. The shop has everything you need when it comes to office furniture. Best of all, purchasing from the site can be done by all major credit cards and there would be no shipping costs or sales tax. That would mean a lot of savings, especially to start up companies out there.

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

Landscape Lighting

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Looking for great landscape lights? Looking for landscaping ideas?

Residential outdoor lighting is getting so popular, that there is now a corporation, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives that franchises individual businesses dealing only in exterior landscape lighting design, supply, and installation. By offering franchises, they have ensured that their customers always deal directly with local business owners totally invested in their satisfaction

Line voltage systems used to be the only option for outdoor lighting but in recent years, low voltage lighting systems and solar powered lights have made exterior decorative lighting available to every home owner – not just the rich ones.

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More and more consumers are realizing that outdoor accent lighting really does have an enormous effect in creating a beautiful nightscape environment. Some prefer a low voltage lighting system because they will illuminate for the entire period of darkness and are reliable and energy efficient.

Other consumers prefer the solar outdoor lighting solution because these lights are now just as reliable, are far easier to install and can be moved around at whim when trying different effects. There is also a satisfaction in getting free energy from the sun! But whatever the choice, there is no denying that residential outdoor lighting systems are becoming a standard feature on millions of properties.

However, Solar Landscape Lighting is very easy to install as it requires no wiring. Solar powered lights are not wired to anything and require no transformers. Because solar landscape lights run on the sun's energy, they cost nothing to operate. Installing them is as easy as sticking them in the ground, or mounting them wherever you need them. The draw back is that the photovoltaic charging panels that capture the sun’s energy need direct sunlight during the day to charge the batteries that provide power to illuminate the light at night. Another advantage of buying solar lights is that LED bulbs will never burn out and will illuminate for the entire night and provided you get quality models that last 20 years without maintenance or defect.

The only drawbacks is that in higher latitudes where the period of darkness is longer in winter months, there is a good chance that the lights will not get enough sun during the day to be able to illuminate for the entire period of darkness.

For more info on Landscape Lighting, please provide your contact information to Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, and a lighting design consultant will contact you to arrange your complimentary consultation. At no charge and with no obligation, they would visit your home in the evening and set up lights in your yard so you can see their dramatic effect firsthand, and then work collaboratively with our designer to determine the right outdoor lights for your home.

Have more questions on landscape lighting ? Contact your local Outdoor Lighting Perspectives lighting designer.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Hoodia Gordonii Diet Patches

Trans-dermal patches seem to be the newest way to get a product into a person’s bloodstream. The new hoodia diet patch utilizes this system. Trans-dermal literally means “through the skin”. Users apply the patch once daily and as the advertisements say, forget about it. Hoodia slim is a more conventional product, just your basic garden variety capsule.

All of us know that people with weight problems wanted to lose that unwanted fats quickly as possible. Of course, we all want to look good and feel good, so if in case, you come up having weight problems, it’s not the end of the world yet, there are a lot of ways to lose that unwanted fats you have right now. What really matters is that you are determined to remove that unwanted fats. And you will do something about it.

There are masses of weight lose program you can inquire into, and there are lots of information you can obtain on how to lose weight fast, why not surf into the internet and obtain that necessary information you need in losing weight.

Nowadays, hoodia is one thing which is on everybody’s mouth whether they are vendors or consumers. Everyone is curious to know that what hoodia actually is. Hoodia gordnii or popularly referred to as a cactus is a plant that grows wild in the deserts of South Africa. It is a succulent, something like Aloe Vera.

Hoodia is an appetite suppressant which is the subject of some debate, but for the most part Hoodia reviews are positive. Hoodia reviews are the comments of the consumers who used it but they are not always positive. Usually mentioned Hoodia reviews refer to specific products and not to the overall effectiveness of Hoodia as an appetite suppressant.

There are actually a couple of manufacturers that make a Hoodia diet patch and the cost is about the same; less than a dollar per patch. At least one of the companies is currently offering a “free” one week trial, but shipping and handling is almost $10.00, which seems kind of high. Hoodia slim is similar to most Hoodia products in package size and the price is similar to other products that include Hoodia mixed with other dietary supplements. Product label says serving size is one capsule, but suggested use is one capsule, once or twice a day, so this is about a 30 day supply.
Content of the Hoodia diet patch varies from one company to another.

Be sure to check the label before you buy. For example, one product contains guarana extract which is a stimulant. Many people are sensitive to stimulants and stimulants really do nothing to curb appetite, although they purportedly boost metabolic rate. Stimulants, however, can also increase heart rate and blood pressure. Hoodia slim also contains stimulants; green tea (100mg) and cocoa (200mg).

You’ll be amazed by the fact that there are at least 15 different varieties of Hoodia. But only the Hoodia gordonii species is believed to stifle appetite. The negative reviews may be of products containing some other variety of Hoodia. While checking the authentication always makes sure there are two certifications that a dieter can look for to confirm that a product contains South African Hoodia gordonii. Those two certificates are C.I.T.E.S. certificate and the Analytical Report. Majority of the products which are being displayed should carry these two certificates and should be published on their websites or package can be purchased with confidence. Money back guarantees inspire confidence; Hoodia slim has one; one of the Hoodia diet patch products has a “satisfaction guarantee” which is not defined.

Most people choose the Hoodia diet patch, or a transdermal patch of any kind, because they feel it is more convenient than taking a capsule. Some people simply have trouble swallowing capsules. Others may be worried that they will forget to take a capsule. Some people have trouble keeping a patch on when they perspire or shower, making it necessary to replace the patch and, of course, increasing the cost per day.

None of the Hoodia patches sold today require a prescription. Doesn't that tell you something?
Hoodia gordonii is a cactus-like plant grown in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa. It has been used for centuries by the San tribe to stave off hunger during long hunting trips. They cut off about 2-3 inches of the plant, peel it, and then eat it. This small piece of the plant suppresses their appetite for hours. What more closely resembles eating the actual plant - swallowing a pill that contains the powder of the ground up plant, or sticking a patch on your skin? I think you would agree that a pill would be more effective than a patch.

Hence, I have my reservations in Hoodia patches, but I am not leaving you with the impression that every Hoodia capsule or patch on the market is not effective

Choosing products is an individual decision. The facts presented in this article are only intended to help consumers make informed decisions. Whether you choose the Hoodia diet patch, Hoodia slim or another weight loss product, reasonable diet and appropriate exercise are important, and you should consult your doctor before beginning any weight loss program.

But there is no harm in trying out the diet patch. So go and check it out for yourself!

Muscle Milk

Muscle Milk is an excellent protein drink that tastes absolutely amazing. It tastes like ice cream, but it's good for you. This is definitely a great safe alternative to the bland chalky protein drinks that you're used to. It's the protein for you if you're into bodybuilding or weight loss, and you want something that tastes great. A few of the benefits include muscle growth and repair, creatine production, and efficient energy production.

Muscle Milk comes in a wide variety of flavors, so you'll never get tired of the same taste. They have awesome flavors: cookies and cream, chocolate banana crunch, chocolate caramel pecan, chocolate mint chip, eggnog, mocha, peanut butter chocolate, root beer float and blueberries & cream. My favorite flavor out of the ready to drink containers is banana cream after a hard workout. With the powder, I absolutely love chocolate chip mint. Tastes amazing even in plain cold water if you want to keep the carbs low.

Muscle milk light is also pretty good stuff if you want a quick fat and protein booster before a spontaneous/unplanned workout. There is a lot of controversy over the best time to use Muscle Milk. Here's a fact for you though.. supplements affect everyone differently. Listed below are a few of the best ways to use Muscle Milk, and you should experiment with them to see what works best for you.

PRE-WORKOUT - Drink it 30-90 minutes before working out

DURING WORKOUT - Mix Muscle Milk with Cytomax in the middle of your workout to re-nourish your body and muscles to avoid entering a catabolic state

POST-WORKOUT - Drink it ASAP (no longer than an hour) after your workout to increase muscle synthesis. In my opinion, this is a very important time to get protein in your system! What's the point of lifting hard if you're not going to give your muscles what they need? Here's another fact for you: a bodybuilder grows outside of the gym not inside the gym. Never forget this if you want to grow! 70% of your progress is attributed to diet and rest. 30% or less is attributed to your workout.

BEFORE BED - Drink it before bed if you want to be more anabolic while sleeping. Remember what I said a minute ago? Rest up!

Muscle Milk 'N Oats is a combination of, you guessed, Muscle Milk protein and oats. All that you need to do is add water for breakfasts that are on-the-go. Muscle Milk 'N Oats also comes in a few different flavors: Maple Brown Sugar, Breakfast Cocoa, and Vanilla Bean. Every bodybuilding knows at least two words: protein and oats. Overall Muscle Milk 'N Oats is a great tasting food that is actually good for you.

I must say that I really like the muscle milk. I have more energy. When I worked out before, I would be exhausted and not have energy to go throughout the day. I have been drinking Muslce Milk for one week and I can feel a difference.

As a compliment, below is an amateur ad that highlights the wholesome nourishment of muscle milk.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Titleist golf - For those interested in playing golf

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One of the common misnomers is that the more you spend for your golf equipment, the more it is better. However, this statement does not apply most of the time especially the choice of a golf equipment.

For those who play and those are interested in learning, and wanting to play golf, check out the site It offers a wide selection of golf products in all brand. They have specifically, sporting goods and supplies of any and all types that have anything to do with the sport of golf.

Since 1968, The World of Golf has offered an unsurpassed selection of golf equipment, value pricing, and most importantly, the most expert sales staff in golf. I don’t know much about golf at all but what was listed there appeared impressive.

This site’s design is easy to read and easy to find things, allowing you to search by category or by brand name, so you can search golf accessories or you can search by a particular brand name such as Titleist golf.

One of the known brands is the Titleist golf brand. This brand had been trusted by pro golfers as well as newbies. With too much competition in the market some manufacturers produce imitations and beat up the price to rock bottom. Besides, those who are newbies to the game and are unable to distinguish between the two, end up being ripped off.

So, beware of the Titleist golf clones and buy only from the trusted source and that is the

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Do You Need A Tonneau Cover ?

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Until the late 1970’s, no one had even heard of tonneau covers or truck bed covers. A plastic tarp, the kind you buy at Wal-mart, was what most of us used to keep the stuff in our truck beds away from the rain and wind. Then, in 1977 while working at a canvas company in Syracuse, Gerald Downey had an idea and constructed the world's first aluminum framed tonneau cover.

A tonneau has a multitude of benefits including protection of your cargo from the elements and theft. Those of you who have run into a down pour while hauling boxes, luggage and the like understand what a pain it can be. So, owning a tonneau cover has some great advantages such as protecting your cargo from the weather and keeping your cargo out of sight from people who like to take things that don't belong to them [no offense please, that was only a joke].

It is also said that a tonneau cover can increase your gas mileage [maybe, because of the aerodynamics involved]. It is said a tonneau will save you gas…between 5% and 10% according to several studies. Just do a little math and you’ll soon find your purchase will be paid for in just a few months. Take a truck that gets 15 miles to the gallon. If the driver travels, say 12,000 miles per year and gas costs $2.50 per gallon, he’ll save between $150 and $300 per year. Now considering that most trucks don’t even get 15 mpg and most drivers travel more than 12,000 miles per year, the savings can be even more substantial.

Since the market for Tonneau covers is so large, it is possible to find great deals on a wide selection of models. Several manufacturers must compete with each other, making better products and selling them for less than their competitors. Companies must undersell each other to stay in business through seasonal sales, sales of particular brands or models, and through discount sellers

Hundreds of tonneau cover kinds are available, such as

• Soft Roll Up Tonneau Covers
• Folding Tonneau Covers
• Retractable Tonneau Covers
• Hard Top Tonneau Covers
• Hinged Tonneau Covers
• Tool Box Tonneau Covers

Buyers can purchase the tonneau cover directly from the makers or they can search stores and online sellers for good deals on the brands they are looking for.

The creation of the truck tool box tonneau cover was a great idea for those of us who wanted the advantage of both a tonneau cover and a truck tool box. So whether you're an avid hunter, fisherman or use your truck for work, you will find the truck tool box tonneau cover a great asset and you will wonder how you ever done with out one for so long.

In conclusion, the protection and fuel savings a tonneau cover offers are an easy purchase justification for any truck owner.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Bedroom furniture shopping from Boyles

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When you are searching to get a new bedroom set, ie., and when the old ones are really falling apart, is when you contemplate of going furniture shopping.

I had been looking for bedroom furniture for a very long time when I came across this online furniture store, and in my search to find bedroom furniture I found great bedroom furniture, and they were going at great low prices too.

Since 1949, Boyles Distinctive Furniture has been furnishing homes all over the United States and are recognised as America's premiere name-brand furniture manufacturers.

One of the options with Boyles is that they also assemble furniture for you, although don’t know how much time it could take. They will put it together and there is no delivery fee.

So, if you’re looking for a sleek, exotic look perfectly suited for smaller apartments and living spaces, with modern design, Boyles bedroom furniture pieces, are definitely a sell-out

Don’t wait, just remember that it is only when you go into other people’s houses, you find their furniture and they look so nice, you contemplate of going bedroom furniture shopping

Friday, August 17, 2007

Radar Detectors

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If you sometimes like to go a little faster than what you are allowed to, when driving, or perhaps come to realize how easy it is to let a lapse in concentration result in a speeding ticket, then you probably will want to invest in a radar detector.

As with any purchase its a good idea to read up on as many radar detector reviews as you can. Knowing as much about the product as you can find out means that your purchase will end up being a sensible one.

But always remember, reviewers are just people - each reviewer has a different perspective. And of course, no reviewer is perfect. (Even the manufacturer of the $400 detector who insists that only Car and Driver magazine performs tests properly, admits that Car and Driver's testers "screw up sometimes.")

So don't take any one review as the final word. Do your research, and get a balanced opinion by seeing what all the reviewers have to say, and decide for yourself.

Jewelry from

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Which woman doesn't love jewelry?

They may not wear it often [that’s an understatement], but that doesn't stop them from constantly admiring them. But when it comes to giving special gifts, there is nothing like jewelry as it is something that can keep it as memorable other than giving other gifts.

They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend. True or not, any woman would be in heaven when she receives one of them. Want to know more where you can find such gifts? Hop over to They offer wide selection of jewelry besides necklaces.

Reeds doesn't only make jewelries for women. Even, men can shop at this store. Check out the site and you'll like it too.

They have some of the most stunning pieces and there is also the option to design your own jewelry and wouldn’t you like to have something, knowing that there isn't another out there quite like it.

GMAC Real Estate

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GMAC is the best choice for professional real estate services and advice on the internet.

You can search listings in every price range in every zip code in the US as well as several international locations, as well find an office or agent near you. GMAC can help you buy and sell your home, find investment properties or second homes, and find financing. With a 94% approval rating, GMAC agents are the best in their business.

They can also help you with all your residential real estate needs, whether you’re hoping to buy or sell a new home, condo, townhouse, second home, luxury home or any other type of real estate property, you can expect Premier Service from GMAC Real Estate. In addition, our real estate agents can provide expertise for First Time Home Buyers, Employee Relocation, Military Relocation, Vacation Homes, Retirement Homes, New Construction Homes and much more.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Cheap London Hotels

London, England is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.

It is Europe's largest city and has many fabulous sites to visit. There are many amazing things to do in London, with plenty of restaurants, pubs to visit and most of all there are so many shopping spots and an astounding amount of street markets.

Now, prior to planning a trip to London, visit
to find the best prices and make your trip more affordable as they've got great deals on hotels all over the UK.

While visiting London don't miss out on Manchester. Manchester is the retail capital of the North West and it has been described as the place to come for top fashion in the UK. It’s difficult to list all those brands, but there are a huge many of them waiting for to be picked....Now if you want to book a hotel in Manchester, then you can directly book from their site to find the best prices on Manchester Hotels at

You can also search for different hotels at just by entering the date and number of nights that you are intended to stay. The site displays a list of hotels with their pricing and details. This process of booking hotels makes it easy for visitors to plan for their trips to Manchester.

Now don’t also forget to visit Birmingham, and you can directly book a hotel in Birmingham through You can also search for different hotels through Now, while at Birmingham, don't also forget to visit The Bullring Shopping Centre, the glamorous center of Birmingham.

Now for most of the Hotel reservation sites or companies require that you contact them at least a day in advance, or either the bookings they offer would be at high rates. Since it can be quite pricey, would be a great source to find great prices even up to the last minute, you can find a 5 star hotel priced cheaper than any other sites! Infact, for last minute hotel booking for many destinations, stands out top.

Whatever said, the bottomline is that the most important thing to remember, when traveling to Europe, is to do your research. Take the time to learn the different districts of each city. Every city has hidden treasures about it. Be certain to seek them out and you'll have a vacation that you'll remember forever!

So, if you are a planning anywhere in or around UK, do check out and you sure won't regret it.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hemisphere Gold Inc.

RENO, Nev. -- Hemisphere Gold Inc. (PINK SHEETS: HPGI.PK), a gold exploration, property acquisition and mining development company, is pleased to announce that its shares have commenced trading on the Pink Sheets.

Hemisphere Gold Inc. is in the business of exploration and acquisition of gold properties in some of the world's best gold districts. The Company's objective is to take advantage of high-yielding untapped mineral producing properties through exploration and acquisition.

The Company is currently evaluating a number of properties and other companies with which to enter into joint venture, to merge with or to acquire and expects to make further announcements as progress is made. Whilst the Company cannot guarantee the success of this strategy, it does feel confident that it has the knowledge and expertise to manage such a transaction subject to shareholder approval.

Gold continues to trade at a premium, and according to Reuters, "a recovery in oil prices might push the metal beyond its recent five-month high of $654 an ounce."For more information, please visit

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Just Say Hi

Online dating is incredibly popular with millions around the world.

In fact, online dating is now a easier, far less expensive alternative to the singles nightclub. Men and women, now find relationships online from the comfort of their home computer. The online dating industry offers people everywhere the opportunity to meet smart, attractive, and successful singles in a fun and safe environment.

The problem is there are hundreds of dating web sites out there on the Web, so how can one find free dating sites ?

With most of the dating sites, you can only take advantage of the FREE trial period after which you got to pay up. Another problem is that it is also quiet a costly affair, if you intend in long term online dating

Then, there is this completely free online dating site called JUST SAY HI.. You can sign up with JUST SAY HI.. and you don't have to pay a cent for joining.. It's a completely free personals and dating site. It is;

  • Free to contact members
  • Free to receive e-mails and reply to e-mails from members
  • Free to create your own profile
  • Free to use the compatibility matching system
  • Free to view photos, and a
  • Free messenger where you can converse

Now what more do you want ?

Besides, it only takes less than 60 seconds to create an account.

So go ahead find that special someone through Free Online Dating

Monday, August 6, 2007

The History of Cinco de Mayo

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England.

In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.

Advantage Auto Quotes

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Let us first understand what insurance is. Insurance is basically an agreement you make with an insurance company to secure yourself or your belongings in case of any eventuality. The insurance is payable in cash, the amount which is pre-decided between the insurance company and the insured. The insured pays a premium to the insurance company regularly towards this insurance cover.

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My Fitnesspal

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Most of us like to eat sumptuously and to also eat delicious food.

But there are some of us who are mindful about our calories.. This post is for those who are concerned about their calories and would like to eat in moderation and in a balanced way.

There is this nutrition software from to understand our best daily diet plan. Although it’s a bit complicated, it builds up better controls and instincts regarding choice of foods, not to mention the consciousness one tends to gain from the natural instincts for food. You also get a free calorie counter from It’s easy to use and will help you know the nutrition value of what you eat and how to improve your daily food choices for better health.

I’ve never been good at using these calorie counters simply because I always eat home-cooked food, rather than fast food or restaurant food. Now that I am a bit older and busier than ever, I don’t get home cooked food as often, a calorie counter is useful in helping me stay on track.

There are so many foods, i.e., thousands and thousands of variants, it is virtually impossible to write down what you consume and count calories. That is why a free service like is so great. I like the points because I am online most of the time and a site like is very convenient.

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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Yellow Roadway Corporation

On November 21st, A Labor Relations Vice President with Yellow Transportation issued a request for a Multi Region Change of Operations (MRCOO) be docketed for hearing at the Eastern Region Joint Area meetings the week of January 22, 2007 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The introduction letter indicates the proposed Change of Operations will not alter any method of road dispatch currently in effect or as a result of any other approved Change of Operations or agreements, unless referenced in the proposed Change of Operations filing.

YRC Worldwide CEO Bill Zollars Establishes 10b5-1 Trading Plan

YRC Worldwide Inc. announced that Bill Zollars, Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide, has adopted a stock trading plan ("the plan") in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Act of 1934. Mr. Zollars' plan is a component of his overall tax and financial planning strategy that is designed to provide enhanced diversification and liquidity.

Rule 10b5-1 enables corporate officers and directors to establish stock trading plans for the orderly sale of predetermined amounts of securities. Such plans may be initiated only when the officers and directors are not in possession of material, non-public information. The rule allows individuals adopting such plans to sell shares over a specified amount of time, at specific prices in the future, even if subsequent material, non-public information becomes available to them.

Under the provisions of Mr. Zollars' plan, up to 104,465 of the 154,465 stock options he currently holds may be exercised and sold. Mr. Zollars' beneficial ownership of 213,058 shares of YRC Worldwide common stock is unaffected. Any transactions executed under the provisions of the plan, which is effective for approximately five months, will be reported through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Just for the records their 2005/ 2004 information...

Yellow Roadway Corporation Reports Highest Quarterly EPS in Company History

Yellow Roadway Corporation (Nasdaq: YELL) today announced third quarter 2005 adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") of $1.53 compared to last year's third quarter of $1.38. Third quarter 2005 EPS includes $.04 per share of dilution from the company's contingent convertible notes based on an average YELL stock price of $48.84 for the quarter.

William Zollars, CEO of Yellow Roadway, the largest trucker in the United States, says that "it requires an army of people to do the paperwork." In addition to diverting some 200 employees to work on Sarbox in the fourth quarter of 2004, Zollars spent $9 million — more than 3 percent of his firm’s annual profit — on outside accountants and auditors. But Yellow Roadway may be getting off cheaply, as Business Week puts the average large-company compliance price tag at upward of $35 million.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Shopping for a bar stool ?

A bar stool is one that generally has four legs, that will have a cushion on the top and that you can sit on. A bar stool is not always one that has a back, but it can.

Some are created from leather, others are made of vinyl and some are made just of wood. A bar stool can be used in many areas of the home, from the breakfast table, to the corners of the house, to the bar in the basement, to the outdoor grilling area. Bar stools are going to add that special touch to your room, where you want to add a new fashion flair, or that you want to add more seating where there is not a lot of space to start with.

Choosing leather bar stools for your home or business can add a touch of elegance and beauty. They instantly tell patrons or visitors to your home that you take great care to provide the finest furniture. So make leather the top of your list when shopping for bar stools.

When you set out to buy bar stools, you have three options: from a local store or garage sale, from a catalog, or from an online site. Each option has advantages and disadvantages, but one is ultimately your best bet.

The advantage when shopping for bar stools from a catalog is convenience. You don't have to leave home, and most catalogs are well organized, so you don't have to wade through page after page just to find choices. However, catalogs often do not offer the best deals on things like bar stools.

This leaves buying bar stools from an online site. This option is, overall, your best choice. You will have no trouble finding a lot of bar stool selections. In fact, you could visit dozens of furniture stores in person and not even scratch the surface of what you can find online. There's so much competition between merchants selling bar stools online that you will usually find amazing bargains on them as well.

So, just drop by, if you are searching for bar stools

Friday, July 20, 2007

Quote for the day - Henry Ford

You can never go back and make a brand new start.

But you CAN start from now and make a brand new ending......

Monday, July 16, 2007

Furniture at your fingertips

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Furniture and their Arrangements decides the beauty and nature of a home.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

Organic dog food

Whether or not you’ve “gone organic,” you probably know how crucial a role diet plays in your overall health.

Now dog owners who have switched to organic foods are beginning to notice the dietary changes helping their dogs… We all want healthy, happy dogs, but is the higher price of organic dog food really worth it

If your dog suffers from allergies or an irritating skin condition, you must have probably tried “everything” hoping to provide your pet some relief. Special dips, sprays, shampoos, creams and medications may or may not help. Premium brands of dog food recommended by vets still leave some dogs scratching or bald.

Infact, organic dog food may provide your pet with the best chance combating skin infections and allergies long term. It is free of artificial colors and flavor enhancers, chemical additives and toxic pesticides that could be the source of your dog’s allergies. Organic dog food contains quality protein and grain sources of exceptional nutritional value. This supports your dog’s immune system to help build resistance to skin infections.

Since organic food is naturally more nutritious, many owners report their dogs eat less organic dog food than other commercial varieties. Organic food doesn’t contain bulk-fillers, so your dog consumes only what it needs to maintain healthy energy levels and life functions. It probably tastes better to your dog, too! Dogs feel more satiated eating smaller amounts of tasty, nutrient-dense foods. An organic diet can help your dog lose weight and exercise more.

Superior sources of grains and proteins and a lack of chemicals and artificial substances makes organic dog food more digestible. If your dog vomits occasionally after meals or commonly experiences gas, bloating or diarrhea, check with your veterinarian for underlying illness. In the absence of any other illness, feed your dog and organic diet and you’ll both enjoy the improvements!

Easily digestible oats, barley or other natural whole grains and human-grade turkey, lamb or chicken make a tremendous difference to your dog’s digestive system. Rather than consuming corn or other bulk fillers and chemical additives, your dog will ingest only what it needs for healthy metabolic functioning. Dogs eat and eliminate less when they are on an organic diet. They tend to have more predictable bowel movements with firm, less smelly stools.

Organic dog food also provides better overall health and stronger immunity.

By feeding organic food you can help ensure your dog lives longer, with a luxurious, shiny coat, energy to run and play, a healthy weight and a strong immune system can maximize a dog as a whole

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Century Furniture

The site contains a very huge quantity of different furniture.. If you've just moved home and are looking for classic antique style furniture you might want to check out Century furniture.

You can simply select your preferred bedrooms, dining or living rooms, entertainment or children furniture, office or leather one. The furniture is are all hand-distressed and hand finished one at a time by skilled craftsmen. They provide a range of bedroom, dining room and living room furniture.

If you like it, don't hesitate to contact Century furniture

You can either contact them via phone (10am to 6pm) or using the online form...just specify your phone number and a sales specialist will contact you the same day. The only thing better than our selection is the incredible savings you attain by purchasing from them..

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Payday Loans

Payday loan or paycheck advance is a small, short-term loan that is intended to cover a borrower's urgent expenses until their next payday.

Typical loans are between $100 and $1500, are usually on a 2 week term, and usually have interest rates in the range of 390 percent to 900 percent (annualized).

They are also sometimes referred to as cash advances, though that term can also refer to cash provided against a prearranged line of credit such as a credit card.

Some federal banking regulators and legislators seek to restrict or prohibit the loans for all borrowers, because the high costs are viewed as an unnecessary financial drain on the lower and lower-middle class populations who are the primary borrowers.

Lenders point out that these loans are often the only option available to consumers with bad credit who have urgent expenses and cannot get a bank loan, credit card, or other lower-interest alternative.

Critics counter that most borrowers find themselves in a worse position when the loan is due than they were when they took the loan, with many getting trapped in a cycle of debt.

So when considering a payday loan, it is very important to know how much money you have and will have; and how much you are willing to pay for the loan including the interest and principal.

So it is prudent to get hold of an adviser or a mortgage calculator prior to taking a payday loan.

Disposable Underwear

Most of you would surely have heard about Disposable Underwear.

However, for those who are a bit lost, a disposable underwear is formed by laying a front body and a back body one on top of the other, providing a bonded portion on at least one of the left and right side edges, and providing leg openings and a waist opening.

The disposable underwear includes a tightening member in the vicinity of the waist opening. The front and back bodies further comprise a non-bonded portion formed at the portion between the tightening member and the bonded portion.

Disposable underwears are not only useful medically, but also come in great handy when you are traveling or plan a long weekend of your house. It not only absorbs the moisture and keeps the environment fresh.

Disposable underwear is also available in the market in all sizes and at different prices. You ought check some of the disposable underwear listed here, before you decide to buy one.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

World Series Tickets

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Major League Baseball's World Series of 2006 matched the American League's Detroit Tigers against the National League's St. Louis Cardinals.

If you were a Tigers fan, you may have been [happiliy] stunned with disbelief to see your team even make the playoffs; after all, only three years earlier, Detroit had recorded an excruciating 43 wins and 119 losses.

If you were rooting for the Cardinals, you just knew you were due for a “Red October,” having been overrun by the Boston Red Sox in 2004, and just squeezed out of your shot at the Series by the Houston Astros in 2005.

This despite the fact that, in 2006, the Cardinals’ streaky regular season had included a mere 83 wins, the lowest win total of any team to go all the way in the World Series.

The Tigers had some powerful batters like Sean Casey, who had a Series average of .529, but other hot bats went cold, and Placido Polanco, hero of the ASCS, was hitless in 17 tries.

Tiger pitchers posted a collective 3.00 ERA with their excellent throws to the plate; on the other hand, they set a record for errors, with a costly one in every game. So, the St. Louis Cardinals, considered a 12-to-1 shot by oddsmakers, ended up with the winning it all in front of ecstatic fans in the brand new Busch Stadium.

In Game 5, following eight innings of solid pitching by Jeff Weaver, rookie closer Adam Wainwright struck out Brandon Inge for a save – and a World Series ring. Shortstop David Eckstein batted his way to the Most Valuable Player trophy.

Whenever the entire season comes down to two competitors hungry for victory, fans can expect dramatic battles in every game. So come October of 2007 you'll want get your tickets for the thrill of being right in the park and witnessing the piece of history that is the World Series!

Ticket Solutions provides World Series tickets as well as any other MLB tickets you may want. Ticket Solutions is your best source for getting World Series tickets online and without leaving your home. As the world series tickets can prove difficult to get hold of, all you need to do is log onto the site, choose the date and choose/ book your seats. Your tickets are then shipped by Federal Express straight to your door, it’s as simple as that.

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DNA and some information on it

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People think that there is no way that the complexity that is organic DNA could have just happened without some intelligent being are looking right past the intelligent being in front of them.

Now as an agnostic I must concede that the intelligent force driving the mutations and adaptations that make up our evolutionary history could very well be the work of some super being. Be it ongoing to this day or a sort of software like map preprogrammed years ago to simply "adapt".

Now this being a sponsored post... let's get on to get to some details on DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is a nucleic acid molecule that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms.

The main role of DNA is the long-term storage of information and it is often compared to a set of blueprints, since DNA contains the instructions needed to construct other components of cells, such as proteins and RNA molecules.

The DNA segments that carry this genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the use of this genetic information.

Chemically, DNA is a long polymer of simple units called nucleotides, with a backbone made of sugars and phosphate atoms joined by ester bonds. Attached to each sugar is one of four types of molecules called bases.

It is the sequence of these four bases along the backbone that encodes information. This information is read using the genetic code, which specifies the sequence of the amino acids within proteins.

The code is read by copying stretches of DNA into the related nucleic acid RNA, in a process called transcription. Most of these RNA molecules are used to synthesize proteins, but others are used directly in structures such as ribosomes and spliceosomes.

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As a closing could also be the driving force behind the evolutionary changes we see throughout history. Either way there are far too many possibilities out there and our scientific knowledge too much still in its infancy to say for sure

So, keeping an open mind is what drives the scientific process forward

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

VentingDirect.- stylish range hoods

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Despite the regular cleaning of the range hood, grease continues to drip from it, from a path that seemingly begins at the center of a presumed ozone layer !

So when searching for a range hood, we came across this brand called VentingDirect. They can help you achieve the complete look you are after.

They have range hoods that are sure to make a centerpiece in your home

Little do people realize that range hoods are a necessity. A properly installed range hood will vent hot air and cooking odors outside as well as help keep surfaces free of grease.

VentingDirect have a very impressive range of designs to choose from and their prices are competitive. They have Stainless steel designs and classic white finishes with very charming traditional wood trims...

Besides, its quiet performance is a dream...

Stonebridge Village

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Since 1993, StoneBridge Village has been selling custom-built, luxury estate, patio and single-family homes for vacationers, retirees and Ozarks residents.

On your next vacation, pamper yourself with these nightly rental options: The Lodges at Roark Creek, The Fairways or the Villas.

Make your dreams of a second home, vacation getaway or retirement heaven come true.

Located 1.3 miles west of the entrance to the Silver Dollar City theme park on Highway 76 in Branson, StoneBridge Resort is just minutes away from all the fun and attractions that Branson Has to offer.

Pure, crisp, mountain air flows through birch and maple trees and over many nearby crystal-clear brooks, streams and lakes…. All in the entertainment capital of the Midwest, Branson Missouri.

This is where you’ll find StoneBridge Village, a private, gated community set amongst 3,200 pristine acres in the Ozark Mountains. A recent article in Where to Retire magazine voted StoneBridge one of “America’s Best Master Planned Communities.”

StoneBridge is a dynamic luxury vacation and an investment opportunity, meeting or exceeding the beauty and amenities of Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas and Myrtle Beach….at a fraction of the cost.

StoneBridge is not just for the retired. Our wide-ranging clientele finds StoneBridge to be an ideal location for periodic vacations and weekend getaways. Many visitors fall in love with the lifestyle and purchase land as an investment property

A Property Buyers’ [John and Julia Whitman]… When we retired two years ago from the corporate world, my wife and I wanted to leave the cold and big city behind. We purchased an estate home at StoneBridge Village and entered a new phase. We’ve come to enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of playing golf, hiking the nature trails and sampling Branson’s entertainment district whenever possible. When our children visit, the local lakes and marinas provide for memorable family outings….

Own a little slice of heaven…for much less than you’d expect.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Prescription Drug Addiction

There are numbers of people being victimized by illegal drugs that tend to paralyze their lives. That’s only one side of drug addiction, the other being prescription drug addiction. This, unfortunately can be quite serious as well

Even as illegal drug use among teens and young adults has fallen in recent years, the prescription drug addiction has been rising. And girls and young women, who have traditionally lagged behind their male peers in drug abuse, are now taking the lead with prescription pills.

Teenagers should be taught about the dangers and potency of some prescription drugs; encouraging parents to throw the drugs away once they’re done with them, instead of storing them in their medicine cabinets. A way this can be achieved is to follow this method… When you or a patient is given pain medication, the prescription is generally for 1 to 2 weeks. Now, in most cases, the pain duration is usually for only a few days. So, it might make sense to write smaller prescriptions unless it’s clear the problem will be prolonged and this is an issue to be discussed with your family consultant.

Mainly because, for many kids, the family medicine cabinet has become a greater temptation and as a result, a greater threat than illegal street drugs. Many young people assume prescription drugs are safe, because they appear and come clean in a nice clean bottle. This misconception ought to be changed. It is also to be noted that the number of 12-to-17-year olds abusing prescription drugs increased 212 percent in the 11 years CASA examined, while the number of adults abusing prescription drugs increased 81 percent, according to a study conducted on drug addiction and other kinds of prescription drug addiction

Fortunately, there is a solution.

Drug rehabs are build to treat those who are addicted to drugs and one of the drug rehabs that offers help and care is the Cliffside Malibu drug rehab centers. These are located in Los Angeles County north of Zuma Beach. This is a great place because it overlooks the Pacific Ocean which brings refreshing air to those in need help. On top of that they offer professional help for the addicts and return to their normal self.

Cliffside Malibu cares not only for those who are suffering from prescription drug addiction, but also to those who are alcoholics and those who are having eating disorders and depression. In addiction, they have the highly tested and proven philosophy of drug treatment that they incorporate in variety of clinical components. They have comprehensive treatment program which is absolutely capable helping the addicted. Furthermore, because they value the patient, they have an individualize treatment plans which is more helpful.

If you or someone you know is suffering from prescription drug addiction or any kind of drug addiction, visit prescription drug addiction.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

GMAC Real Estate

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What is the most misquoted stat about real estate and the internet?

80% of all home sales START on the net, which inevitably is misquoted into "80% of home sales are because of the net. Obviously, you cannot buy real estate online like a book at Amazon or Ebay. But for the most part at best, the net is only a lead generator.

Buying or selling a home is very stressful, if not planned properly

So that is why it is so important to find a competent and knowledgeable realtor [which obviously is a rarity]

However, at gmacrealestate, you could find a number of realtors that could be more than happy to relive some of this stress. With their knowledge and expertise you know you can leave your real estate problems and questions in their hands. So, if you’re in the process of buying or selling a home of your own, why not drop by this site and see how they can help you make this transition as smoothly as possible.

They can help you with all your residential real estate needs, whether you’re hoping to buy or sell a new home, condo, townhouse, second home, luxury home or any other type of real estate property

One of the specialties, their real estate agents can provide that much needed expertise for first time home buyers

They also provide services for Employee Relocation, Military Relocation, Vacation Homes, Retirement Homes, New Construction Homes and much more.

To learn more, contact a local real estate agent and begin your Premier Service experience with GMAC Real Estate.

Drug Rehabilitation

Fighting an addiction is extremely difficult and something typically frowned upon by society. To restate that, society doesn't frown on fighting addiction, but they frown on addiction itself. That stigma makes it difficult for people to come forward that have a problem and need help.

It’s even harder for people to continue with that help if they have a difficult time connecting with the people, facilitators, counselors or medical staff trying to help them.

So if you or someone you know, do drugs more then just recreationally, you need to get help.

Have you recently noticed you or someone closed to you drinking a lot?

It is easier to understand this situation, when someone close to you has been hooked on to drugs. They would do anything to support their habit. They would try and sell anything and basically be a complete mess. For those who know people who have gone through an intensive drug rehabilitation, and come out of it successfully, would understand it much better

People still losing their mental and physical capacities due to these terrible factors, but this kind of behaviours can be changed gradually by choosing a drug rehabilitation center.

The problem is that a lot of people just don’t want to through drug rehabilitation, due to social reasons… Drug addicts fear being discriminated against which obviously it difficult and afraid for them to confess, let alone find the motivation for a change.

The thought that they can recover by themselves is far fetched, mainly because it requires strict discipline. Whatever it may be, it definitely is worth it to just go and talk to someone. Try and locate a place such as a drug rehabilitation network and they could help you get started.

People fighting addiction should be made comfortable and feel accepted so that they can clear their minds of the social issues and focus first on fighting their addiction at a chemical level, and later on issues at a mental level. These things have to be tackled in a balanced way so as to prepare the person later.

They will help you find the best drug rehabilitation program for you and best of all it is free.

So if you know of someone who has a problem, do advise them to visit a drug rehabilitation program or a drug rehabilitation network.

Hotel Reservations

Please note that this is a "paid review"....

It’s funny whenever a holiday is planned, most people just take things into considerations as they are glad to get away as quick as possible and as far as possible. It is only when they get to the place of destination they regret on their not planning their vacation...infact; some of them have the misfortune to arrive at this decision while traveling itself…..

Basically, when we plan for a holiday or a getaway, there are many things we need to plan and take into consideration…..from booking a flight, hotels, renting a car and many other associated hassles that include but are not limited to Hotel Discounts, Hotels, Motels, Resorts and the rest of the thingamajigs !

It is said that a vacation really becomes your home away from home. It’s never as comfortable as the real thing, but a great place to stay always makes your trip definitely more enjoyable. Whatever may be your choices, all you want is a stress free and fun holiday

It is until you experience the speed breaker, you contemplate that you should have planned better. Don’t wait until then…. Just check out Hotel Reservations at

Hotel Reservations is one of the so called 'one stop centers' for travelers who would like to make online reservation bookings for their next travel vacation worldwide. Even better you can search different types of accommodations be it hotels, hotel discounts, motels or vacation resorts....

You know the price you have to pay for your trip and with over 1000 destinations to choose from, you definitely are not short of choices… That’s about it…. this is becoming more like an advertisement….

In short, there is no harm in trying Hotel Reservations out… you are not going to lose sleep, that’s for sure…

If you are satisfied, pass the information on Hotel Reservations out to our friends..

Now for some useful tips for you while traveling..

Before embarking on a trip, buy a travel book with maps and some useful phrases that you can use with the locals. Carry with you a credit card, identification papers and enough money to get around the city in case you get lost. It is also a good idea to ask your hotel for a business card which you can show to locals when you ask for directions. Also to make travel stress free, make sure that your flights, hotel and motel accommodations are booked and confirmed. This will put you at ease knowing that delays are unlikely and there will be no surprises at the hotel desk. When traveling in Europe, it is cheaper to buy individual rail passes if you are only going to one or two countries, instead of buying a Eurail pass that covers eighteen. They have a better deal and can give you much more for a better price....

Closing line... If you actually look like your passport photo, you aren't well enough to travel... Sir Vivian Fuchs