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Do Capitalism Increase Disparity Of Wealth?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The year is 1300 AD. The place in a small tavern in Peking. Somebody burst into the room. Alert! The mongol attacks with brand new weapons. What weapon? Catapult? Horse Archer? Gun? Nuclear Weapon? No. They subsidize their farm product and try to fire sell it to us here. Also […]

Tips On Recycling Office Paper

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There are several good reasons why office paper must be recycled. First, papers used in offices are usually high-grade, and it's a shame to see these quality paper reduced to waste. A staggering 77% of these papers are recyclable. Second, an average business office employee can produce a pound and […]

History Needs A Hand

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Every year, America devotes time for communities to honor the past and take pride in preserving it for the future. As government spending on preservation programs continues to decline drastically-in 2007, the budget will be cut by $15 million-May's National Preservation Month highlights the critical role that individuals and communities […]

Of Humanity And Cruelity

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: This is story of a girl. A girl supposed to have a very soft heart. A very sensitive girl. Someone one could call as a compassionate person. I will tell you about how she acquired her pet, rather two pets. And how one was beaten by her father and the […]

Poker Hands: Best and Worse Starting Hands in Texas Holdem

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The basic poker lesson is when to hold and when to fold. Knowing whether your initial deal is worth staying in the game or if you should call it a day, is one of the most important decisions to make at the beginning of the poker game. One of the […]

Deadly Freedom: Inventing Hope In Dark Times

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Totalitarianism has been tried many times and it essentially fails because human beings will in all ways subvert a singular narrative that is imposed by force. The fates of the totalitarian states of the last century illustrate this. Authority, the power to dominate the minds and bodies of humanity, has […]

Are you a Rhino or a Cow?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There are different types of people in the world. Thank goodness we are not all alike. That would definitely be boring. Some people are happy with a job with a good company for many years, then retiring, others don’t want to keep the same job for too long and keep […]

The Awful Truth About Television: The little box that transformed society

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Introducing TV Based on how engrained the television is in our society, one might think that it had been around for centuries. With the ubiquitous presence of TV’s in houses, schools, banks, cars, cell phones, and more, people wonder how they ever survived without their daily dose of Oprah and […]

Online Scams: How To Avoid Getting Fooled

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Beware of the three ways of getting fooled into giving up your money through seemingly innocent money-making schemes. Scams are all around us and it can be found in every single area of life, but more so in such areas where the risk is greater such as when dealing with […]

Charity Wristbands

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Confused about how to support a cause you passionately believe in? Go for charity wristbands as they are the latest buzz in the field of promoting a cause for charity. Wristbands are mostly small loops of laminated or plastic paper placed around the forearm. The charity wristbands give instant recognition […]

Guide to terrorism and world markets

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: What worse could have happened to the US economy then the 9th September 2001? Some perverted religious fanatics demolished the embodiment of the world trade. Terrorism is a threat to all the nations of the world. The human loss due to these activities cannot be condemned with words. The ruthlessness […]

Unheard and Unseen: The Plight of America's Homeless Poor

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: With the rare exception of a special report produced by educational television channels and shown sandwiched between reruns late at night, we seldom see the faces of America's enormous homeless population. They live their street lives in decaying downtowns and slum districts, hidden from our daily commute between work and […]

Do Highway Lights Turn Off Around You Too

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: You’re driving down the highway at night and out of the corner of your eye you notice the highway lamp pole turn off its light. Weird you think to yourself. But over the course of time you start to notice it more and more. What exactly is going on? What […]

Checklist Before Starting a Home Based Business

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: When you are looking for a home business opportunity, it is important to make sure that you are aware of all that you will be required to bring to the equation. This can help save you a lot of confusion and money by avoiding opportunities that require too much from […]

Who Is Evil

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The world is made of good and evil people. There are some, who are nothing but emperors of evilness. Hitler was one such person. There are many like him. But we also have evil persons in our society who are generally not considered evil, but are evil. Let me give […]

The Essential, Indispensable Appendage – The Phone

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: It's like an appendage, almost. Men don't leave home without their cell phones the way women have never left without their purses. Remember when you used to say, "If that phone rings one more time, I'm going to scream," while rising once again from the dinner table to pick up […]

Shades of Grey: Government, Religion, People

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Some think that everything is black and white. I'm beginning to see everything as different shades of grey. Having worked with people in an increasing variety of ways the past 10 years, in a variety of occupational and volunteer scenarios, I've been exposed to many, many different ways of being, […]

10 Alternate Energy Sources To Live Well With Global Warming

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Feeling hot under the collar? Glaciers and polar ice are melting, ocean levels are rising, hot, dry weather, huge forest fires, water restrictions, crop failures... You name it, if these don't feature in your life yet, they soon will. Global warming and climate change are facts of life now, according […]

Presidents Day – Let’s Not Forget to Honor the Big Three

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Commerce was never meant to be at odds with congress or even juxtaposed with it. But Presidents Day, it seems, like other special holidays has gone the way of all flesh. Even as a boy I remember questioning how the Birth of a Savior could be overtaken by the notion […]

How does assisted living work?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Assisted living facilities are meant for senior citizens and the disabled who require housing, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, and assistance with taking medicine. These facilities enable people to follow an independent lifestyle and at the same time provide the right type of […]

Hearing Aids – Beautiful Music To The Ears

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Loss of hearing is perhaps as normal, if not more, as losing hair with age. Reduction of hearing can also be caused by illness, certain medicines and in a large number of cases; it could be a birth defect. Diminishing of hearing, however, can be helped with the use of […]

Marriage Counseling: Using Games to Reduce Tension

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Marriage is one of the most enjoyable but also one of the most painful experiences that people undergo. It carries with it the whiff of romance and eternal bliss, but sometimes you get a pack of thorns instead. How Do You Ensure Your Marriage Is a Bed of Roses and […]

June 25th Is Child Safety Seat Inspection And Installation Fair In Indiana

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: A child safety seat inspection and installation fair would be held this coming Sunday, June 25th. This event would all be part of the campaign towards the reduction of fatalities among children. Three groups have joined forces so as to make this event a reality. These groups comprise of the […]

Sex Discrimination

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Have you ever filled in an application? If you are a grown up with large experience in business, traveling or just purchasing something, you had to deal with an application obligatory. Except your first and last name there is another question that you have to answer. Denote your sex: male […]

The Mystery Shopping World

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: When you become a part of the mystery shopping world there are several things you will have to do to maintain your status as a mystery shopper. One of the most important things in mystery shopping is note taking. You will be required by the company that you are shopping […]

Artists Biographies on Film: Top Movies about Visual Artists

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Visual artists biographies is a popular theme in the movie world. Moviemakers have always been fascinated by visual artists biographies, especially if it includes struggle with insanity, drug addiction or social conventions. In addition, it gives them an opportunity to depict original or resurrected artworks on the big screen. Here […]

N.O.W and Coach Paterno

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Every now and again a story comes along that really burns your backside and recently in the news there's been talk about the National Organization for Women making a huge deal about some words coach Paterno of Penn State said during a press conference concerning a Florida State football player […]

Allen Iverson History

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Born on June 7, 1975, Allen Iverson is a graduate of Georgetown and currently plays a guard position for the Philadelphia 76ers. He stands 6' tall and weighs 165 lbs. Following his high school years at Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia, Allen Iverson was honored by having his jersey […]

Do You Love Yourself

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Compassion, sympathy, love, care, are all words that we value very much. We wish to be all these to others. Love others. Be compassionate to others. Care for others and be sympathetic to others. Why not to ourselves? Why don't we show more compassion to ourselves? This sounds strange but […]

School Shootings Aren't Caused By The Type Of Student That The Media Tells You About

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Teachers, principals and counselors: As most of you are aware, some of the recent school shootings were apparently committed by students who were not known for their acting - out behaviors, but instead for their relatively quiet withdrawal and depression. We have gotten quite a few calls asking for explanations. […]

Facelifts Offer Youthful Appearance

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Facelifts, also known as rhytidectomies, offer those wishing to improve their appearance dramatically. There are several facelift procedures, but simple facelifts do not result in the ‘wind-tunnel’ effect or ‘surprised look’ that is sometimes caused by more extreme facelifts. Recovery from a simple facelift is easier and has fewer complications […]

A New Approach to an Old Problem – Racism

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Mahatma Gandhi There is a lot of hatred in this world. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the terrible repercussions of such hatred. Now I’m reading this blog titled “I Hate Racists” on ihatethis.org that […]

Iraqi Coins Aid And Honor U.S. Troops

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Many Americans are searching for a meaningful way to honor the men and women who defend the nation's freedoms. Fortunately, a Charlotte, NC - based company, Products for Good has created a unique way to do just that. It has taken Iraqi coins, called "fils" which were decommissioned by Saddam […]

Healing Anger and Violence in Our Society

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: I have counseled individuals, couples, families and business partners for the past 35 years and authored eight published books. All this experience has resulted in the development of a profound six-step healing process, called Inner Bonding, which anyone can learn and use throughout the day (FREE course available - see […]

How to Prepare for a Long Flight

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The first thing I like to do is to get as little sleep as possible the night before I fly, this way by the time I get to the plane I can hopefully just go to sleep and wake up at my destination. I only recommend this if you are […]

Do It Yourself DNA Testing

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: DNA testing was popularized only in recent years mainly due to having it extremely handy when it comes to high-profile criminal investigations as well as in paternity cases. DNA, otherwise known as deoxyribonucleic acid, is most commonly used in trying to prove the relationship of an individual to another person, […]

The History Of Medical Scrubs

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: If I asked you to picture a surgeon in your mind's eye, you almost certainly would picture an individual in medical scrubs (most likely white or green scrubs), wearing a mask, etc. But it hasn't always been that way. Medical scrubs are actually a relatively modern practice. Until the 20th […]

Getting Help From the Alcoholic Anonymous Group

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There are many reasons and many different kinds of people that join the alcoholic anonymous groups in their area. There are some that only go to meeting because they were told to and there are many that go to all the meeting because they want to. No matter what the […]

Solitaire Klondike: Learn How to Play

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Since computers entered each and every household, classroom and office, solitaire became the most popular game. It is simple to learn, easy to play, and addictive because of its simplicity. But that was ages ago, and people have begun to grow tired of that same old game. As a result, […]

Diversity

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: I know that diversity has been a big topic of conversation ever since the early 1990s when research supported the demographics that by the year 2000, 85% of the entering workforce would be female, African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or new immigrants. The fact that white males would be a minority entering […]

Alcoholism among Young People

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: At first sight it may seem that life in society is peaceful and quiet. People are surrounded by comfort and cosiness and don’t seem to be longing for anything else. The real life seems less colourful than from the first sight. The more independent we get from each other, the […]

When Rules Fail

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: When disaster strikes, why does law and order break down almost immediately ? Whether it is a natural or man-made event, why do the people in the vicinity sudenly act as though laws don't exist ? During electricity failures some cities experience looting. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina there […]

Are You Looking To Purchase Artwork For Your Home

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Go to an art festival to save money on your purchase. Are you looking to purchase artwork for your home, but you want to save money on it. Try going out to an art festival to find it. Art festivals are great ways to save money on any kind of […]

Rubber Bracelets

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: There has been a surge in the popularity of rubber bracelets in recent years. The most popular of these would surely be the ‘Livestrong’ wristband that is for the support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation for people battling with cancer. The money from the sale of these rubber wristbands supports […]

Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Decline

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Fewer law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2005 than in previous years because of improvements in body armor, better training and less-lethal weapons. A recent report indicates that 153 law enforcement officers across the nation died in the line of duty, marking a continued downward trend […]

Do We Need Labels?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: We all know that having a bowl of hot steamy soup is about filling our tummies - and perhaps about a nice warm up after a sojourn in the cold or wet. But for Campbell Soup it's also about filling the coffers of some very needy folks and facilities - […]

America's Promise Invites Communities Across Country To Come Together For Children And Youth

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Last year, America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth and Founding Chairman Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) launched the first-ever competition to identify the 100 Best Communities for Young People. The goal: to identify counties, cities and towns working to make their communities great places for young people to grow up. Over […]

A New Definition Of Drug And Alcohol Addiction And Treatment – Substance Abuse Has No Societal Boundaries

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: An addict is not considered an addict just because he drinks and drugs too much, nor because his life spirals downwards because of drugs. These are just predictable symptoms of the progressive disease. Perhaps if we had a new definition for addiction, it would not be so difficult to accept […]

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