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In This Week’s Issue


Cool Links, Inspiration, Information, The Healing Power of Laughter, and these articles:

·    Personal Finance – Live Better on Less:

NEW BOOK: Simply Fantastic: Living Better on Less

·    News – Personal Interest: September is National Bourbon Heritage Month

·    News in Pictures: The Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam Accident

·    News in Pictures: New Orleans, Then and Now

·    News in Pictures: Ballots, Bullets And Bombs In Afghanistan

·    Global Warming Scam: More Americans Now Strongly Opposes Climate Bill

·    Business: Twitter: 10 Secrets That Will Save Your Butt

·    Personal Finance – Debt: This Is Why You Are In Debt

·    Personal Development – Job Search: The Secret to Finding a Job When “There Are No Jobs”

·    Careers: 10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

·    Money: What Does One Trillion Dollars Look Like?

·    Health: 7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

·    Health: The Bedroom Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

·    Health: 10 Health Benefits of Moderate Coffee Drinking

·    Health: Enjoy the Health Benefits of Sex

·   FREEDOM: The Trouble with Democracy: Maslow Meets Hoppe

·    Computers: 50 Things That Are Being Killed By The Internet

·    Computers: Physical Storage vs. Digital Storage


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“A short saying oft contains much wisdom.” ~Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)


“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”

—Albert Einstein


“If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, It is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily… but for something that tugs at your heart, something that’s your inspiration, something that’s your dream.”



“If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year. Today should always be our most wonderful day.”

—Thomas Dreier, Author


“Anything that we feel compelled to control or fight with already controls us.”

—Guy Finley






Life Is Like A Cup of Coffee - Inspirational Video Movie (3:31)

This video combines beautiful pictures, inspiring music, and a touching story to help empower people to live more fully.






We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing! 


Wedding Dance

This is a very funny video of a married couple’s first dance together




Dog Plays Pool




Postal Service in China

We complain about the Post Office here, but check out the service in China




Funny Talking Animals – Walk On The Wild Side

Walk On The Wild Side is a brand new comedy series that provides a forum for the views and opinions of the animal kingdom.




Arnold Schwarzenegger Has A Knack For Finding Dumbbells

Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2009

The California Governor manages to find dumbbells in the most unlikely of places. This is hysterical!







NEW BOOK: Simply Fantastic: Living Better on Less

By Lesley Voth


In these days of bursting real-estate bubbles and spiraling unemployment, conspicuous consumption is “out” and serious thrift is “in.” The global economic downturn has forced most consumers to become more aware of their spending habits in order to make do with less, pay off debt, and pad their savings accounts for the future. Yet even for those people willing to make big changes in their spending, it can be tough to figure out where to begin.


Cue Lesley Voth’s Simply Fantastic: Living Better on Less, a clear, concise guide for families and individuals seeking guidance on where and how to trim their expenses. With 518 tips and strategies for reducing spending and eliminating debt, Simply Fantastic is a must-read for consumers struggling to make both short- and long-term financial changes. Voth stresses the importance of living within your means—i.e. spend less than you earn!—and yet she understands from personal experience how difficult that can be. Anecdotes from her life in the working world and as a wife and mother are sprinkled throughout the book, providing readers with real-world examples of how to become financially free. Sixty-six websites are also included, for those readers in search of supplemental information.


Chock-full of valuable information, Simply Fantastic is the go-to guide for anyone trying to save money and get ahead financially, from new graduates and young couples just starting out to working families dealing with lost wages and retirees facing reduced pensions. Voth’s advice is realistic, yet encouraging. She is sympathetic to the considerable stress that results from a financial crisis, but she is also honest about the sacrifice and hard work necessary to recover. Readers who stick to the plan set forth by Simply Fantastic may have to divest themselves of some luxuries and possessions, but ultimately they will find themselves beginning a new and exciting stage of life.


Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck?


In today’s grim economic climate, consumers of all ages are struggling to make ends meet amidst lost jobs, reduced pensions, and rising costs-of-living. With the help of Simply Fantastic: Living Better on Less, those stressed spenders can place themselves on the road to financial recovery and freedom. This concise, easy-to-understand guide includes:


§   518 tips and strategies to slash living expenses and reduce cost of living

§   66 helpful websites for additional research

§   Easily understood information that focuses on both immediate results and the development of sound, long-term financial habits

§   Warnings for how to avoid the scams and pitfalls that can sabotage a good financial plan

§   Useful, real-life anecdotes from author Lesley Voth


From new graduates and young couples to working families and retirees, Simply Fantastic is the go-to guide for anyone trying to save money and improve their financial outlook, all while living a better life.


Do you want to be in the same financial position next year as you are now? If not, you need this book…


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Go To Lesley’s Website - http://simplyfantasticbooks.com/






September is National Bourbon Heritage Month


America can’t claim to have invented whiskey–the Scots and the Irish beat us to it–but bourbon is a uniquely American take on the art. Back in 1964, Congress declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit.” In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate followed up in September 2007, designating it as National Bourbon Heritage Month.


Celebrate America’s Native Spirit


Latest Bourbon Month News – Examiner.com




What’s The Difference Between Bourbon And Whiskey?

By Marigny deMauriac, examiner.com | September 5, 2009


Long story short: bourbon is a type of whiskey. All bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon. Whiskey is a distillate from fermented grain mash produced at less than 190 proof, stored in oak containers and bottled at not less than 80 proof. Wheat, barley, corn and rye are the most common grains used in making whiskey.


For a whiskey to be considered bourbon, it must be made in the United States and follow certain stipulations. For example, according to kentuckyconnect.com, it must also be “made from at least 51% and no more than 79% Indian corn, and aged for at least two years.” Bourbon is the most common style of American whiskey.


Learn More About Bourbon




Buffalo Trace Bourbon: Tracing The Heritage

By Cheri Loughlin, Examiner.com | September 8, 2009


Bourbon Heritage Month presses forward with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, the brand that stampedes to its own thunderous beat while some still sip neat, on the rocks or mix in classic Old Fashioned manner. The name Buffalo Trace sheds light on the fact that the brand and the people behind it carve the path (trace) as they listen intuitively to what consumers demand as it plays in line with the heritage of the brand.


Explore Buffalo Trace Bourbon


Buffalo Trace Website






The Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam Accident – September 9, 2009

On August 17th, near Sayanogorsk in south central Russia, a catastrophic accident took place in the turbine and transformer rooms of the hydroelectric plant of the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam. The exact cause is still under investigation, but what is known so far is that a tremendous amount of water from the Yenisei River flooded the turbine room, causing at least one transformer explosion and extensive damage to all ten turbines, destroying at least three of them. 74 workers are known to have lost their lives in the accident, while one remains missing. Additionally, 40 tons of transformer oil were spilled into the river, killing an estimated 400 tons of trout in two fisheries. Investigators plan to release findings in two months, as Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for a nationwide infrastructure inspection.

(32 photos total)




New Orleans, Then and Now

WSJ Blogs | August 29, 2009

Pictures from after hurricane Katrina and pictures taken a few days ago from the same perspective.

(16 Photos)




Ballots, Bullets And Bombs In Afghanistan – August 28, 2009

Earlier this year, Afghanistan embarked on its second presidential campaign season, with over forty candidates registering to run for president, and over 3,000 candidates for provincial offices. The election itself took place on August 20th, and the results are still being tallied - but, according to preliminary results, the two front-runners are current president Hamid Karzai and former Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullah Abdullah. Members of the Taliban boycotted the election process and threatened those who participated with violence. Although security was heavy, nearly 800 polling stations (out of 7,000) were not opened due to feared insecurity - insurgent attacks having spiked in frequency leading up to the 20th. The Afghan government also issued a ban on media coverage of violence during election day, fearing such news would drive down turnout. Find below photos from around Afghanistan during its recent election.

(40 + 3 photos total)






If Congress passes Cap & Trade legislation, you will pay the price. It will cost you 77¢ or more per gallon of gasoline!


Simply stated, I believe the climate change legislation will cost Americans billions of dollars in higher fuel and energy prices, kill jobs, and will never deliver the environmental benefits promised.



More Americans Now Strongly Opposes Climate Bill

September 1, 2009


From Rasmussen, read it and weep climate freaks…


Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans favor the climate change bill, while 40% are opposed to it. However, the antis feel more strongly: Twenty-six percent (26%) Strongly Oppose the bill versus 10% who Strongly Favor it…


Fifty-eight percent (58%) of Democrats support the climate control bill, while the identical number (58%) of Republicans and the plurality (47%) of adults not affiliated with either party oppose it. Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Republicans Strongly Oppose, while 20% of Democrats Strongly Favor the bill…


Among investors, 19% say it will help the economy, 37% that it will hurt, and 17% predict no impact…


Sixty-five percent (65%) of all Americans say creating jobs is more important than taking steps to stop global warming. Only 22% put curbing global warming as more important, with 14% unsure…


To paraphrase Winston Churchill in May 1941 when the Nazi battleship Bismarck was unleashed onto the high seas:


“I don’t care how you do it… You must sink the climate bill.”



Voices For Energy


The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the deceptively titled “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009,” also known as the Waxman/Markey/Pelosi bill. This climate legislation, in some form, will be before the U.S. Senate early this fall. If this type of climate legislation becomes law, it will have enormous negative impact on the economy, the consumer and the refining industry.


We are all concerned about climate change and measuring carbon dioxide levels, but the American Clean Energy and Security Act is not the way to address the issue.


The hidden tax on commodities imposed by this legislation will lead to a significant increase in the price of gasoline and other energy sources, and more than a million job losses in our already crippled economy–with no measurable improvement on global climate change.


Please be a Voice for Energy by sending a letter to your legislator today.


The letter at this link will be sent on your behalf to targeted legislators when you complete the registration form and click “Submit”.


Send letter



To learn more about federal climate change legislation, Click Here.






Twitter: 10 Secrets That Will Save Your Butt

By Mark Tetzner, marktetzner.com August 13, 2009


Have you caught on yet? Twitter is dominated by hordes of mindless ZOMBIES.


Here is a list of 10 twitter-nuggets that you can implement immediately to separate yourself from the Zombies. Like with Letterman, the coolest stuff is at the end of the list


Hint: It’s an excellent idea to separate you from Zombies. Zombies really do suck.


1.  We are not in the information-age any longer. We are now in the attention-getting age.

Find your own voice. That’s right. You only have 140 characters to express yourself on Twitter. Reflect on yourself.  Who are you? Just let me give you some hints: You could be funny, flirtatious, or slightly provocative. Whatever it is, stick with it. It’s part of your brand, part of who you are. Stop tweeting, for example, only “success-quotes” (like many are), as you are not distinguishing yourself from the pack. (Success-Quotes are still cool, though. Check out: www.brainyquotes.com).

You need to find your own voice, because twitter is all about creating a following that only starts the moment people click that button. Now you need to turn people into fans. And the only way this can be achieved is being different and showing your personality to the world.


Read the next 9 secrets






This Is Why You Are In Debt

By Marc Hack, Marc and Angel Hack Life | August 31st, 2009


The only way to get out of debt is to understand why you’re in debt in the first place.


And the truth is…


You will not save money when you get your next raise.  You will not save money when your car is paid off.  You will not save money when your kids are supporting themselves someday.  And you wouldn’t even save a dime if I handed you $100,000 in cash right now.


How do I know this?


Because saving money has very little to do with the amount of money you have.  In fact, you will only start to save money when saving becomes an emotional habit – when you start treating the money you handle everyday differently.


So this is why you are in debt:


Read about the 18 Reasons that get you in Debt






The Secret to Finding a Job When “There Are No Jobs”

From Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

Published at Bottom Line Secrets | September 1, 2009


Finding a job is tough enough in this economy, but many job hunters reduce the odds of their success by using common job-search strategies that often fail. Here’s what doesn’t work so well—and what does…


5 popular job-search strategies that do not work & 5 that do






10 Careers With Great Job Prospects

By Katie Adams, Financial Edge by Investopedia.com | July 17, 2009


With the highest unemployment rate in nearly 30 years (9.5%) and a lingering recession, an increasing number of laid-off workers are competing for a dwindling number of jobs. Employment options seem bleak, and in some professions, they are. But for students entering college and trade schools this fall, there are some fields that hold much more future promise than others. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are several fields that will virtually guarantee a job for those graduating over the next few years. (For background reading, see Invest In Yourself With A College Education.)


We scoured the OOH report and found a surprisingly long list of careers that have both:


1.      Much faster-than-average employment projections, meaning that employment opportunities are projected to grow by more than 21%, and


2.      Excellent job opportunities, meaning that there will be more job openings than job seekers.


If you're a high school grad looking to choose a major, or a seasoned worker looking to upgrade your skills, read on for some of the most promising career fields.


Read the article






What Does One Trillion Dollars Look Like?

Get a visual perspective on how much space $1 Trillion dollars would take up if you start with hundred dollar bills. The $100 bill is currently the largest U.S. denomination in general circulation. A packet of one hundred, hundred dollar bills is less than ½” thick and contains $10,000. Click the Trillion-dollar link to see what a trillion dollars would look like.








7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

by Tim Ferriss, fourhourworkweek.com | September 6th, 2009


I’ve invited Dr. Michael Eades and Dr. Mary Dan Eades, two of my favorite bariatric (obesity treatment) doctors in the US and the first to introduce insulin resistance to the mainstream, to explain the facts and benefits of increased saturated fat intake…


The sub-headings are mine, and a few edits have been made for space and context.


Mid-Section Fat Loss: Problem Solved?


A couple of generations ago two physicians—one on the East Coast, one on the West—while working long hours with many patients, serendipitously stumbled onto a method to rapidly decrease fat around the mid-section. We’re sure that other doctors figured out the same thing, but these two were locally famous and published their methods. Interestingly, neither was looking to help patients lose weight.


Blake Donaldson, M.D., who practiced in Manhattan, was looking for a treatment for allergies; Walter Voegtlin, M.D., a Seattle gastroenterologist, was trying to figure out a better method for treating his patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Donaldson got his inspiration from a meeting he had with the aforementioned Vilhalmur Stefansson; Dr. Voegtlin came up with the same idea based on his knowledge of comparative anatomy. Though they came at two different questions from very different angles, they arrived at the same dietary answer. Both solved the problems they were seeking to solve and, coincidentally, noticed that their overweight patients lost a tremendous amount of fat from their abdominal areas while undergoing the treatment. As happened later with us and with Dr. Atkins, word of their success in combating obesity spread rapidly, and before long both physicians were deluged with overweight patients seeking treatment, completely changing the character of their medical practices. In retirement, both wrote books about their methods. Donaldson’s was published in 1961; Voegtlin’s in 1972. And as far as we can tell, although their years of practice overlapped, they never knew one another.


What was their secret? What did these two men independently discover? What kind of nutritional regimen did they use to bring about such great results in their patients?


Both had their patients follow an all-meat diet.


An all-meat diet?


Yes, an all-meat diet…


Read the Article




The Bedroom Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

By Shawn Ambrosino, Best Life Herbals | September 5, 2009


With Autumn just around the corner… it won’t be too long before the staples of the season are found in grocery stores and roadside vegetables stands everywhere.


Gourds, pumpkins, corn stalks… all signifying the beginning of Fall.


But did you also know that there may be something else this season can provide? Such as the many sexual benefits of a little known bedroom powerhouse that accompany the falling of leaves… none other than pumpkin. Or more specifically, the part most of us just throw right in the trash.


Pumpkin seeds…


The sexual benefits of pumpkin seeds are actually pretty well known across most of Europe and China but for some reason they haven’t captured quite as much main stream attention to the rest of the world.


It’s a shame too because on top of being a top notch sexual stimulant… these amazing little seeds are also one of the most nutrient dense, prostate friendly foods you can get your hands on.


Read the article




10 Health Benefits of Moderate Coffee Drinking

Posted in Health, healthblog.agoodplace4all.com | September 6th, 2009


Did you know that coffee can actually do a lot more than simply give you a boost in the morning? There are actually a number of health benefits to drinking coffee regularly. So, before you make the switch to herbal tea, read on to learn more about what coffee can do for you and your body.


Read the article




Enjoy the Health Benefits of Sex

Submitted by Angie Mitchell | September 5th, 2009


It’s For Your Health!


Researchers across the globe are studying the possibility of how our sexuality can actually affect the quality of our health. People who lead a not so intimate life have been associated with heart disease and other diseases. The health benefits of sex, which are physical, emotional, and psychological, can only better our well being in the context of a healthy, balanced relationship.


Having good sex offers health benefits and more, oh yes it does! Sexual activity may help you live a longer, happier, life due to the health benefits. Sex does a body good in a number of ways as well as boosting the immune system and maintaining a healthy weight. Believe it or not that’s a surprise to many people. Sex adds to our life and enhances it not to mention our health, both physically and psychologically. Medical research suggests regular “rolls in the hay” can also ward off potential disease or illness.


Health benefits regular sex can offer include stress relief, improved immunity, calorie burning, improved cardiovascular health, pain reduction, muscle strengthening, and a more restful nights sleep. It also regulates moods and improves memory.


Having sex three or more times a week has been proven to reduced the risk of heart attack or stroke by half.


Read the article





“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.”

—John Adams (1735-1826) U.S. Founding Father, 2nd US President


Life is a gift; Freedom is a responsibility!



The Trouble with Democracy: Maslow Meets Hoppe

by Doug French, Mises Daily | September 8, 2009


[Chapter 24 from Property, Freedom, and Society: Essays in Honor of Hans-Hermann Hoppe.]


H.L. Mencken described politicians as “men who, at some time or other, have compromised with their honour, either by swallowing their convictions or by whooping for what they believe to be untrue.” “Vanity remains to him,” Mencken wrote, “but not pride.”


The Sage of Baltimore had it correct, that to be elected and stay elected in American politics to any full-time position requires the suspension of any ethics or good sense a person may possess. Even those who begin political careers with the best intentions and have measurable abilities that would make them successful in any field soon realize that the skills required to succeed in politics are not those required outside politics.


Lew Rockwell explains that, while competition in the marketplace improves quality, competition in politics does just the opposite:


“The only improvements take place in the process of doing bad things: lying, cheating, manipulating, stealing, and killing. The price of political services is constantly increasing, whether in tax dollars paid or in the bribes owed for protection (also known as campaign contributions). There is no obsolescence, planned or otherwise. And as Hayek famously argued, in politics, the worst get on top. And there is no accountability: the higher the office, the more criminal wrongdoing a person can get away with.”


Thus it becomes “a psychic impossibility for a gentleman to hold office under the Federal Union,” wrote Mencken. Democracy makes it possible for the demagogue to inflame the childish imagination of the masses, “by virtue of his talent for nonsense.” The king can do the same thing in a monarchy but only by virtue of his birth.


In stark contrast, in the natural order, as Hans-Hermann Hoppe explains in his monumental work, Democracy: The God that Failed, it is “private property, production, and voluntary exchange that are the ultimate sources of human civilization.” This natural order, Hoppe notes, must be maintained by a natural elite, which would come by these positions of “natural authority” not by election as in the case of democracy, or birth as in the case of monarchy, but by their “superior achievements, of wealth, wisdom, bravery or a combination thereof.” This is just the opposite of what Mencken and Rockwell describe as a characteristic of democracy.


Instead, democracy affords the opportunity for anyone to pursue politics as a career. There is no need for the masses to recognize a person as “wise” or “successful,” as Hoppe’s natural order would require. Nor does one have to be born into the ruling family, as in the case of monarchy. As the great American comedian Bob Hope, who was actually born in England, once quipped, “I left England at the age of four when I found out I couldn’t be king.” Maybe because he knows he can never have Prince Charles’s job, Sir Richard Branson–knighted for “services to entrepreneurship”–sticks to business and reportedly owns 360 companies.


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“The best minds are not in government. If they were, business would hire them away.”

—Ronald Reagan







The Ultimate Plan For Escaping Big Brother’s Matrix And Creating Your Own World of Freedom & Wealth

Have you ever wished there was a detailed course of action that would enable you to achieve more personal and financial freedom and to live the sort of life you’ve always dreamed of? David MacGregor shares his story and strategy is his E-Book Freedom Blueprint.


Learn all about it and get a copy of David MacGregor’s Freedom Blueprint now:





“Know where to find the information and how to use it – that is the secret of success.”

--Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German physicist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921





50 Things That Are Being Killed By The Internet

The Internet has wrought huge changes on our lives – both positive and negative – in the fifteen years since its use became widespread.


By Matthew Moore, telegraph.co.uk | September 4, 2009


Tasks that once took days can be completed in seconds, while traditions and skills that emerged over centuries have been made all but redundant.


The internet is no respecter of reputations: innocent people have seen their lives ruined by viral clips distributed on the same World Wide Web used by activists to highlight injustices and bring down oppressive regimes


At the link we have compiled – in no particular order – 50 things that are in the process of being killed off by the web, from products and business models to life experiences and habits. We’ve also thrown in a few things that have suffered the hands of other modern networking gadgets, specifically mobile phones and GPS systems.


List of 50




Physical Storage vs. Digital Storage

by Nate, The Mozy Blog | August 26th, 2009


Last time we did one of these, we wanted to show you how much data we create with our digital lives. Now we want to show you how data storage has changed over the years. It’s pretty mind-blowing. Enjoy!








DrinkTracker - The Breathalyzer Simulator & BAC Calculator iPhone App

Use your iPhone or iPod Touch to keep track of your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) while you’re drinking with the DrinkTracker personal breathalyzer simulator and BAC calculator app.


Quickly and easily keep a record of what you’ve been drinking with the fully editable one-tap drinks list - add your own favourite drinks to the drinks list as well and sort them into any order you want.




A Bluetooth Headset You Can Wear As A Ring?






Photo Gallery Of Ships Run Aground Or Capsized



Most Viewed Flickr Photos In Year 2009





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