Monthly Archives: January 2012
Jan 27 2012
Ask the Experts: “Preventing Cancer: What You Can Do” – City of Hope
 

Updated with video below:

Ask the Experts: “Preventing Cancer: What You Can Do”.
Thursday, 1/26, 6 – 7:30 p.m.Sign Up
Location:
City of Hope, Cooper Auditorium, 1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010

Presenters:
Featuring City of Hope experts:

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Cancer Etiology

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.
Director, Tumor Cell Biology

Cancer prevention is a topic of much interest in the media. Each month we hear of the latest food, drink or activity that will thwart cancer, but how do we know what’s true? Learn from two City of Hope experts who have researched cancer prevention and the cancerfighting “Superfoods.”

Free community lecture. Light refreshments will be served. For more info: www.cityofhope.org…

RSVP:
To reserve a seat, call 800-535-1390, ext. 65669 or sign up online.

Updated:
Here’s the video from the evening:

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Jan 27 2012
Ballboy catch at Federer-Nadal match {video}
 

Ballboy catches ball during Federer-Nadal match (video)

With almost 2 million views in less than one day!

One of the ball boys makes an amazing catch during the Federer Nadal Semifinal match at the Australian Open. Then there was a cricket reference to Ricky Ponting, and the crowd goes crazy!

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Jan 26 2012
Earn Great Extra Money Blogging From Home!
 

Now is a great time to get in on the work at home craze that is sweeping the nation.  There is endless potential with the internet with the market you can reach by working online.  One site that will help you to get started in your dreams of making a living from your computer is RealWritingJobs.com.

 

The site is designed to hook you up with the many writing jobs that are available online.  With the economic crisis that has beset the world over the past several years, it has become increasingly difficult to find a job.  Even if you are employed, you may be “under employed” and looking for a way to make some extra money.  While there are many different sites on the internet that can help to land you some freelance work, RealWritingJobs.com searches the web for you and directly links you up with employers looking for a writer.  If you have writing skills that you feel are going to waste, or if you need a way to pick up some extra cash in your spare time, RealWritingJobs.com is a great way to find the people who are looking for workers like you.

RealWritingJobs.com is the leading source for online writing jobs.  Some of the earnings amounts they post on their website can seem pretty high.  These are, however, actually achievable if you are willing to work really hard and bid on many projects.  The average worker will not earn the $315.00 a day that is posted on the website, but you can definitely put in some of your spare time to earn some extra money.

If you are interested in joining or at least checking out RealWritingJobs.com, we have a special offer for you.  Follow our link to get $7.00 off on 10-day unlimited access.  That means you will only pay $2.95 to get full access for 10 days (normally $9.95).  Give your inner writer a shot and try out RealWritingJobs.com today!

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Jan 26 2012
Bear Mountain & Snow Summit’s “How To Put On Chains” Big Bear
 

Bear Mountain & Snow Summit’s “How To Put On Chains”

Big Bear Mountain Resorts wants all our guests to have a safe drive up the mountain when visiting. This video shows you some helpful hints for installing tire chains. This way you get on the snow safer and faster.
(Always follow the chain or cable installation instruction manual that came with your specific tire chains).

Help others be safe and be sure to share this video.

A special thanks goes out to Fresh Peaches Swimwear!
https://fresh-peaches.com/

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Jan 25 2012
Advanced Affiliate Marketing with ShoeMoney – Startups Uncensored #24
 

Advanced Affiliate Marketing with ShoeMoney – Startups Uncensored #24
Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Santa Monica, CA

Event Details

ShoeMoney

Join us for our next Startups Uncensored event on February 9th – Advanced Affiliate Marketing with Jeremy Schoemaker!

Schoemaker (widely known by his nickname of ShoeMoney) is an important player in the search engine marketing world, and his knowledge and expertise make him one of the top go-to guys for PPC, arbitrage, SEM, branding, and online income optimization.

Check out Jeremy in action at Affiliate Summit West 2012:

 

Doors open at 5:45pm.

 

A limited number of free tickets are available. Early Bird tickets are available for $19.95 until February 2nd. General Admission is $39.95

VIP ticket holders receive a reserved seat and a one-year subscription to Docstoc Premium.

 

Interested in sponsoring this Startups Uncensored event? Email [email protected] for more information.

 

Have you check out our new free course on Udemy? 21 Critical Lessons for Entrepreneurs: Key insights to starting and succeeding with your own business. Presented by Jason Nazar, CEO of Docstoc.

 

 

Check out the videos from our past Startups Uncensored events:

#23 – Fireside Chat with Michael Arrington

#22 – https://www.jasonnazar.com/2011/10/31/building-bigger-businesses-the-second-time-around-startups-uncensored-22/

#21 – https://www.jasonnazar.com/2011/04/04/how-to-build-a-great-internet-company-%e2%80%93-startups-uncensored-21/ 

#20 – https://www.jasonnazar.com/2011/02/15/online-subscription-businesses-startups-uncensored-20/

#19 – https://www.jasonnazar.com/2010/09/22/bootstrapping-your-business-startups-uncensored-19/

#18 – https://www.jasonnazar.com/2010/06/22/how-to-become-an-entrepreneur-superhero-startups-uncensored-18/

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Jan 25 2012
Batteries Online Ordering – Discounts
 

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Jan 25 2012
Innovera United Brands Toner Cartridges Customer Service 866-756-4676
 

INNOVERA 866-756-4676
Did you buy an Innovera laser toner cartridge (United Brands is the parent company of Innovera)
Innovera toner cartridges sometimes leak toner on your printouts, so use caution.
But if you call them and talk to them they are very friendly and will offer a replacement and they will ask you to throw away the old one. No need to keep it or send it back.
Usually takes a few days to get it.

INNOVERA Customer Service Option 1 (866) 756-4676
– They answer the phone usually right away.
This is something I have seen with items purchased at Costco, as Costco also sells this item.

In the past few weeks I have had a few experiences with bad cartridges from Innovera, where they will leak toner into the printer.

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Jan 25 2012
Joshua Macciello Bidding for LA Dodgers
 

Joshua Macciello
Man from Studio City, CA

Joshua Macciello, the CEO of Los Angeles based ArmItal Sports Inc. has submitted a bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodger’s.

Has technology ideas that are in use with Google, Yahoo, etc.

He says he can “beat any bid”

We have never heard from him… he wasn’t interested.

Has mining interest domestic and foreign.

Went to his partners.

He was interested but only now is serious.

Submitted offer to Blackstone Group.

Lots of buzz about him online and radio.

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Jan 25 2012
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Jan 25 2012
President Obama delivers the 2012 State of the Union {Video & Text} #SOTU
 

President Obama delivers the 2012 State of the Union Address to Congress and the nation.

President Obama: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:

Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought – and several thousand gave their lives.

We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world. For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first time in two decades, Osama bin Laden is not a threat to this country. Most of al Qaeda’s top lieutenants have been defeated. The Taliban’s momentum has been broken, and some troops in Afghanistan have begun to come home.

These achievements are a testament to the courage, selflessness, and teamwork of America’s Armed Forces. At a time when too many of our institutions have let us down, they exceed all expectations. They’re not consumed with personal ambition. They don’t obsess over their differences. They focus on the mission at hand. They work together.

Imagine what we could accomplish if we followed their example. Think about the America within our reach: A country that leads the world in educating its people. An America that attracts a new generation of high-tech manufacturing and high-paying jobs. A future where we’re in control of our own energy, and our security and prosperity aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world. An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.

We can do this. I know we can, because we’ve done it before. At the end of World War II, when another generation of heroes returned home from combat, they built the strongest economy and middle class the world has ever known. My grandfather, a veteran of Patton’s Army, got the chance to go to college on the GI Bill. My grandmother, who worked on a bomber assembly line, was part of a workforce that turned out the best products on Earth.

The two of them shared the optimism of a Nation that had triumphed over a depression and fascism. They understood they were part of something larger; that they were contributing to a story of success that every American had a chance to share – the basic American promise that if you worked hard, you could do well enough to raise a family, own a home, send your kids to college, and put a little away for retirement.

The defining issue of our time is how to keep that promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.

Let’s remember how we got here. Long before the recession, jobs and manufacturing began leaving our shores. Technology made businesses more efficient, but also made some jobs obsolete. Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up.

In 2008, the house of cards collapsed. We learned that mortgages had been sold to people who couldn’t afford or understand them. Banks had made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money. Regulators had looked the other way, or didn’t have the authority to stop the bad behavior.

It was wrong. It was irresponsible. And it plunged our economy into a crisis that put millions out of work, saddled us with more debt, and left innocent, hard-working Americans holding the bag. In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs. And we lost another four million before our policies were in full effect.

Those are the facts. But so are these. In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than three million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005. American manufacturers are hiring again, creating jobs for the first time since the late 1990s. Together, we’ve agreed to cut the deficit by more than $2 trillion. And we’ve put in place new rules to hold Wall Street accountable, so a crisis like that never happens again.

The state of our Union is getting stronger. And we’ve come too far to turn back now. As long as I’m President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.

No, we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits. Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward, and lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

This blueprint begins with American manufacturing.

On the day I took office, our auto industry was on the verge of collapse. Some even said we should let it die. With a million jobs at stake, I refused to let that happen. In exchange for help, we demanded responsibility. We got workers and automakers to settle their differences. We got the industry to retool and restructure. Today, General Motors is back on top as the world’s number one automaker. Chrysler has grown faster in the U.S. than any major car company. Ford is investing billions in U.S. plants and factories. And together, the entire industry added nearly 160,000 jobs.

We bet on American workers. We bet on American ingenuity. And tonight, the American auto industry is back.

What’s happening in Detroit can happen in other industries. It can happen in Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Raleigh. We can’t bring back every job that’s left our shores. But right now, it’s getting more expensive to do business in places like China. Meanwhile, America is more productive. A few weeks ago, the CEO of Master Lock told me that it now makes business sense for him to bring jobs back home. Today, for the first time in fifteen years, Master Lock’s unionized plant in Milwaukee is running at full capacity.

So we have a huge opportunity, at this moment, to bring manufacturing back. But we have to seize it. Tonight, my message to business leaders is simple: Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to your country, and your country will do everything we can to help you succeed.

We should start with our tax code. Right now, companies get tax breaks for moving jobs and profits overseas. Meanwhile, companies that choose to stay in America get hit with one of the highest tax rates in the world. It makes no sense, and everyone knows it.

So let’s change it. First, if you’re a business that wants to outsource jobs, you shouldn’t get a tax deduction for doing it. That money should be used to cover moving expenses for companies like Master Lock that decide to bring jobs home.

Second, no American company should be able to avoid paying its fair share of taxes by moving jobs and profits overseas. From now on, every multinational company should have to pay a basic minimum tax. And every penny should go towards lowering taxes for companies that choose to stay here and hire here.

Third, if you’re an American manufacturer, you should get a bigger tax cut. If you’re a high-tech manufacturer, we should double the tax deduction you get for making products here. And if you want to relocate in a community that was hit hard when a factory left town, you should get help financing a new plant, equipment, or training for new workers.

My message is simple. It’s time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America. Send me these tax reforms, and I’ll sign them right away.

We’re also making it easier for American businesses to sell products all over the world. Two years ago, I set a goal of doubling U.S. exports over five years. With the bipartisan trade agreements I signed into law, we are on track to meet that goal – ahead of schedule. Soon, there will be millions of new customers for American goods in Panama, Colombia, and South Korea. Soon, there will be new cars on the streets of Seoul imported from Detroit, and Toledo, and Chicago.

I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for American products. And I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules. We’ve brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration – and it’s made a difference. Over a thousand Americans are working today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires. But we need to do more. It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be pirated. It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized.

Tonight, I’m announcing the creation of a Trade Enforcement Unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trade practices in countries like China. There will be more inspections to prevent counterfeit or unsafe goods from crossing our borders. And this Congress should make sure that no foreign company has an advantage over American manufacturing when it comes to accessing finance or new markets like Russia. Our workers are the most productive on Earth, and if the playing field is level, I promise you – America will always win.

I also hear from many business leaders who want to hire in the United States but can’t find workers with the right skills. Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job. Think about that – openings at a time when millions of Americans are looking for work.

That’s inexcusable. And we know how to fix it.

Jackie Bray is a single mom from North Carolina who was laid off from her job as a mechanic. Then Siemens opened a gas turbine factory in Charlotte, and formed a partnership with Central Piedmont Community College. The company helped the college design courses in laser and robotics training. It paid Jackie’s tuition, then hired her to help operate their plant.

I want every American looking for work to have the same opportunity as Jackie did. Join me in a national commitment to train two million Americans with skills that will lead directly to a job. My Administration has already lined up more companies that want to help. Model partnerships between businesses like Siemens and community colleges in places like Charlotte, Orlando, and Louisville are up and running. Now you need to give more community colleges the resources they need to become community career centers – places that teach people skills that local businesses are looking for right now, from data management to high-tech manufacturing.

And I want to cut through the maze of confusing training programs, so that from now on, people like Jackie have one program, one website, and one place to go for all the information and help they need. It’s time to turn our unemployment system into a reemployment system that puts people to work.

These reforms will help people get jobs that are open today. But to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, our commitment to skills and education has to start earlier.

For less than one percent of what our Nation spends on education each year, we’ve convinced nearly every State in the country to raise their standards for teaching and learning – the first time that’s happened in a generation.

But challenges remain. And we know how to solve them.

At a time when other countries are doubling down on education, tight budgets have forced States to lay off thousands of teachers. We know a good teacher can increase the lifetime income of a classroom by over $250,000. A great teacher can offer an escape from poverty to the child who dreams beyond his circumstance. Every person in this chamber can point to a teacher who changed the trajectory of their lives. Most teachers work tirelessly, with modest pay, sometimes digging into their own pocket for school supplies – just to make a difference.

Teachers matter. So instead of bashing them, or defending the status quo, let’s offer schools a deal. Give them the resources to keep good teachers on the job, and reward the best ones. In return, grant schools flexibility: To teach with creativity and passion; to stop teaching to the test; and to replace teachers who just aren’t helping kids learn.

We also know that when students aren’t allowed to walk away from their education, more of them walk the stage to get their diploma. So tonight, I call on every State to require that all students stay in high school until they graduate or turn eighteen.

When kids do graduate, the most daunting challenge can be the cost of college. At a time when Americans owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt, this Congress needs to stop the interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. Extend the tuition tax credit we started that saves middle-class families thousands of dollars. And give more young people the chance to earn their way through college by doubling the number of work-study jobs in the next five years.

Of course, it’s not enough for us to increase student aid. We can’t just keep subsidizing skyrocketing tuition; we’ll run out of money. States also need to do their part, by making higher education a higher priority in their budgets. And colleges and universities have to do their part by working to keep costs down. Recently, I spoke with a group of college presidents who’ve done just that. Some schools re-design courses to help students finish more quickly. Some use better technology. The point is, it’s possible. So let me put colleges and universities on notice: If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. Higher education can’t be a luxury – it’s an economic imperative that every family in America should be able to afford.

Let’s also remember that hundreds of thousands of talented, hardworking students in this country face another challenge: The fact that they aren’t yet American citizens. Many were brought here as small children, are American through and through, yet they live every day with the threat of deportation. Others came more recently, to study business and science and engineering, but as soon as they get their degree, we send them home to invent new products and create new jobs somewhere else.

That doesn’t make sense.

I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration. That’s why my Administration has put more boots on the border than ever before. That’s why there are fewer illegal crossings than when I took office.

The opponents of action are out of excuses. We should be working on comprehensive immigration reform right now. But if election-year politics keeps Congress from acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s at least agree to stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country. Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship. I will sign it right away.

You see, an economy built to last is one where we encourage the talent and ingenuity of every person in this country. That means women should earn equal pay for equal work. It means we should support everyone who’s willing to work; and every risk-taker and entrepreneur who aspires to become the next Steve Jobs.

After all, innovation is what America has always been about. Most new jobs are created in start-ups and small businesses. So let’s pass an agenda that helps them succeed. Tear down regulations that prevent aspiring entrepreneurs from getting the financing to grow. Expand tax relief to small businesses that are raising wages and creating good jobs. Both parties agree on these ideas. So put them in a bill, and get it on my desk this year.

Innovation also demands basic research. Today, the discoveries taking place in our federally-financed labs and universities could lead to new treatments that kill cancer cells but leave healthy ones untouched. New lightweight vests for cops and soldiers that can stop any bullet. Don’t gut these investments in our budget. Don’t let other countries win the race for the future. Support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet; to new American jobs and new American industries.

Nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy. Over the last three years, we’ve opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration, and tonight, I’m directing my Administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources. Right now, American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years. That’s right – eight years. Not only that – last year, we relied less on foreign oil than in any of the past sixteen years.

But with only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, oil isn’t enough. This country needs an all-out, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every available source of American energy – a strategy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and full of new jobs.

We have a supply of natural gas that can last America nearly one hundred years, and my Administration will take every possible action to safely develop this energy. Experts believe this will support more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade. And I’m requiring all companies that drill for gas on public lands to disclose the chemicals they use. America will develop this resource without putting the health and safety of our citizens at risk.

The development of natural gas will create jobs and power trucks and factories that are cleaner and cheaper, proving that we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy. And by the way, it was public research dollars, over the course of thirty years, that helped develop the technologies to extract all this natural gas out of shale rock – reminding us that Government support is critical in helping businesses get new energy ideas off the ground.

What’s true for natural gas is true for clean energy. In three years, our partnership with the private sector has already positioned America to be the world’s leading manufacturer of high-tech batteries. Because of federal investments, renewable energy use has nearly doubled. And thousands of Americans have jobs because of it.

When Bryan Ritterby was laid off from his job making furniture, he said he worried that at 55, no one would give him a second chance. But he found work at Energetx, a wind turbine manufacturer in Michigan. Before the recession, the factory only made luxury yachts. Today, it’s hiring workers like Bryan, who said, “I’m proud to be working in the industry of the future.”

Our experience with shale gas shows us that the payoffs on these public investments don’t always come right away. Some technologies don’t pan out; some companies fail. But I will not walk away from the promise of clean energy. I will not walk away from workers like Bryan. I will not cede the wind or solar or battery industry to China or Germany because we refuse to make the same commitment here. We have subsidized oil companies for a century. That’s long enough. It’s time to end the taxpayer giveaways to an industry that’s rarely been more profitable, and double-down on a clean energy industry that’s never been more promising. Pass clean energy tax credits and create these jobs.

We can also spur energy innovation with new incentives. The differences in this chamber may be too deep right now to pass a comprehensive plan to fight climate change. But there’s no reason why Congress shouldn’t at least set a clean energy standard that creates a market for innovation. So far, you haven’t acted. Well tonight, I will. I’m directing my Administration to allow the development of clean energy on enough public land to power three million homes. And I’m proud to announce that the Department of Defense, the world’s largest consumer of energy, will make one of the largest commitments to clean energy in history – with the Navy purchasing enough capacity to power a quarter of a million homes a year.

Of course, the easiest way to save money is to waste less energy. So here’s another proposal: Help manufacturers eliminate energy waste in their factories and give businesses incentives to upgrade their buildings. Their energy bills will be $100 billion lower over the next decade, and America will have less pollution, more manufacturing, and more jobs for construction workers who need them. Send me a bill that creates these jobs.

Building this new energy future should be just one part of a broader agenda to repair America’s infrastructure. So much of America needs to be rebuilt. We’ve got crumbling roads and bridges. A power grid that wastes too much energy. An incomplete high-speed broadband network that prevents a small business owner in rural America from selling her products all over the world.

During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. After World War II, we connected our States with a system of highways. Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody, from the workers who built them to the businesses that still use them today.

In the next few weeks, I will sign an Executive Order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects. But you need to fund these projects. Take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home.

There’s never been a better time to build, especially since the construction industry was one of the hardest-hit when the housing bubble burst. Of course, construction workers weren’t the only ones hurt. So were millions of innocent Americans who’ve seen their home values decline. And while Government can’t fix the problem on its own, responsible homeowners shouldn’t have to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom to get some relief.

That’s why I’m sending this Congress a plan that gives every responsible homeowner the chance to save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage, by refinancing at historically low interest rates. No more red tape. No more runaround from the banks. A small fee on the largest financial institutions will ensure that it won’t add to the deficit, and will give banks that were rescued by taxpayers a chance to repay a deficit of trust.

Let’s never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a Government and a financial system that do the same. It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom: No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.

We’ve all paid the price for lenders who sold mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them, and buyers who knew they couldn’t afford them. That’s why we need smart regulations to prevent irresponsible behavior. Rules to prevent financial fraud, or toxic dumping, or faulty medical devices, don’t destroy the free market. They make the free market work better.

There is no question that some regulations are outdated, unnecessary, or too costly. In fact, I’ve approved fewer regulations in the first three years of my presidency than my Republican predecessor did in his. I’ve ordered every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense. We’ve already announced over 500 reforms, and just a fraction of them will save business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years. We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill – because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.

I’m confident a farmer can contain a milk spill without a federal agency looking over his shoulder. But I will not back down from making sure an oil company can contain the kind of oil spill we saw in the Gulf two years ago. I will not back down from protecting our kids from mercury pollution, or making sure that our food is safe and our water is clean. I will not go back to the days when health insurance companies had unchecked power to cancel your policy, deny you coverage, or charge women differently from men.

And I will not go back to the days when Wall Street was allowed to play by its own set of rules. The new rules we passed restore what should be any financial system’s core purpose: Getting funding to entrepreneurs with the best ideas, and getting loans to responsible families who want to buy a home, start a business, or send a kid to college.

So if you’re a big bank or financial institution, you are no longer allowed to make risky bets with your customers’ deposits. You’re required to write out a “living will” that details exactly how you’ll pay the bills if you fail – because the rest of us aren’t bailing you out ever again. And if you’re a mortgage lender or a payday lender or a credit card company, the days of signing people up for products they can’t afford with confusing forms and deceptive practices are over. Today, American consumers finally have a watchdog in Richard Cordray with one job: To look out for them.

We will also establish a Financial Crimes Unit of highly trained investigators to crack down on large-scale fraud and protect people’s investments. Some financial firms violate major anti-fraud laws because there’s no real penalty for being a repeat offender. That’s bad for consumers, and it’s bad for the vast majority of bankers and financial service professionals who do the right thing. So pass legislation that makes the penalties for fraud count.

And tonight, I am asking my Attorney General to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans.

A return to the American values of fair play and shared responsibility will help us protect our people and our economy. But it should also guide us as we look to pay down our debt and invest in our future.

Right now, our most immediate priority is stopping a tax hike on 160 million working Americans while the recovery is still fragile. People cannot afford losing $40 out of each paycheck this year. There are plenty of ways to get this done. So let’s agree right here, right now: No side issues. No drama. Pass the payroll tax cut without delay.

When it comes to the deficit, we’ve already agreed to more than $2 trillion in cuts and savings. But we need to do more, and that means making choices. Right now, we’re poised to spend nearly $1 trillion more on what was supposed to be a temporary tax break for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Right now, because of loopholes and shelters in the tax code, a quarter of all millionaires pay lower tax rates than millions of middle-class households. Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary.

Do we want to keep these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans? Or do we want to keep our investments in everything else – like education and medical research; a strong military and care for our veterans? Because if we’re serious about paying down our debt, we can’t do both.

The American people know what the right choice is. So do I. As I told the Speaker this summer, I’m prepared to make more reforms that rein in the long term costs of Medicare and Medicaid, and strengthen Social Security, so long as those programs remain a guarantee of security for seniors.

But in return, we need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of Members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn’t go up. You’re the ones struggling with rising costs and stagnant wages. You’re the ones who need relief.

Now, you can call this class warfare all you want. But asking a billionaire to pay at least as much as his secretary in taxes? Most Americans would call that common sense.

We don’t begrudge financial success in this country. We admire it. When Americans talk about folks like me paying my fair share of taxes, it’s not because they envy the rich. It’s because they understand that when I get tax breaks I don’t need and the country can’t afford, it either adds to the deficit, or somebody else has to make up the difference – like a senior on a fixed income; or a student trying to get through school; or a family trying to make ends meet. That’s not right. Americans know it’s not right. They know that this generation’s success is only possible because past generations felt a responsibility to each other, and to their country’s future, and they know our way of life will only endure if we feel that same sense of shared responsibility. That’s how we’ll reduce our deficit. That’s an America built to last.

I recognize that people watching tonight have differing views about taxes and debt; energy and health care. But no matter what party they belong to, I bet most Americans are thinking the same thing right now: Nothing will get done this year, or next year, or maybe even the year after that, because Washington is broken.

Can you blame them for feeling a little cynical?

The greatest blow to confidence in our economy last year didn’t come from events beyond our control. It came from a debate in Washington over whether the United States would pay its bills or not. Who benefited from that fiasco?

I’ve talked tonight about the deficit of trust between Main Street and Wall Street. But the divide between this city and the rest of the country is at least as bad – and it seems to get worse every year.

Some of this has to do with the corrosive influence of money in politics. So together, let’s take some steps to fix that. Send me a bill that bans insider trading by Members of Congress, and I will sign it tomorrow. Let’s limit any elected official from owning stocks in industries they impact. Let’s make sure people who bundle campaign contributions for Congress can’t lobby Congress, and vice versa – an idea that has bipartisan support, at least outside of Washington.

Some of what’s broken has to do with the way Congress does its business these days. A simple majority is no longer enough to get anything – even routine business – passed through the Senate. Neither party has been blameless in these tactics. Now both parties should put an end to it. For starters, I ask the Senate to pass a rule that all judicial and public service nominations receive a simple up or down vote within 90 days.

The executive branch also needs to change. Too often, it’s inefficient, outdated and remote. That’s why I’ve asked this Congress to grant me the authority to consolidate the federal bureaucracy so that our Government is leaner, quicker, and more responsive to the needs of the American people.

Finally, none of these reforms can happen unless we also lower the temperature in this town. We need to end the notion that the two parties must be locked in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction; that politics is about clinging to rigid ideologies instead of building consensus around common sense ideas.

I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. That’s why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and States. That’s why we’re getting rid of regulations that don’t work. That’s why our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not a Government program.

On the other hand, even my Republican friends who complain the most about Government spending have supported federally-financed roads, and clean energy projects, and federal offices for the folks back home.

The point is, we should all want a smarter, more effective Government. And while we may not be able to bridge our biggest philosophical differences this year, we can make real progress. With or without this Congress, I will keep taking actions that help the economy grow. But I can do a whole lot more with your help. Because when we act together, there is nothing the United States of America can’t achieve.

That is the lesson we’ve learned from our actions abroad over the last few years.

Ending the Iraq war has allowed us to strike decisive blows against our enemies. From Pakistan to Yemen, the al Qaeda operatives who remain are scrambling, knowing that they can’t escape the reach of the United States of America.

From this position of strength, we’ve begun to wind down the war in Afghanistan. Ten thousand of our troops have come home. Twenty-three thousand more will leave by the end of this summer. This transition to Afghan lead will continue, and we will build an enduring partnership with Afghanistan, so that it is never again a source of attacks against America.

As the tide of war recedes, a wave of change has washed across the Middle East and North Africa, from Tunis to Cairo; from Sana’a to Tripoli. A year ago, Qadhafi was one of the world’s longest-serving dictators – a murderer with American blood on his hands. Today, he is gone. And in Syria, I have no doubt that the Assad regime will soon discover that the forces of change can’t be reversed, and that human dignity can’t be denied.

How this incredible transformation will end remains uncertain. But we have a huge stake in the outcome. And while it is ultimately up to the people of the region to decide their fate, we will advocate for those values that have served our own country so well. We will stand against violence and intimidation. We will stand for the rights and dignity of all human beings – men and women; Christians, Muslims, and Jews. We will support policies that lead to strong and stable democracies and open markets, because tyranny is no match for liberty.

And we will safeguard America’s own security against those who threaten our citizens, our friends, and our interests. Look at Iran. Through the power of our diplomacy, a world that was once divided about how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program now stands as one. The regime is more isolated than ever before; its leaders are faced with crippling sanctions, and as long as they shirk their responsibilities, this pressure will not relent. Let there be no doubt: America is determined to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and I will take no options off the table to achieve that goal. But a peaceful resolution of this issue is still possible, and far better, and if Iran changes course and meets its obligations, it can rejoin the community of nations.

The renewal of American leadership can be felt across the globe. Our oldest alliances in Europe and Asia are stronger than ever. Our ties to the Americas are deeper. Our iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security has meant the closest military cooperation between our two countries in history. We’ve made it clear that America is a Pacific power, and a new beginning in Burma has lit a new hope. From the coalitions we’ve built to secure nuclear materials, to the missions we’ve led against hunger and disease; from the blows we’ve dealt to our enemies; to the enduring power of our moral example, America is back.

Anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn’t know what they’re talking about. That’s not the message we get from leaders around the world, all of whom are eager to work with us. That’s not how people feel from Tokyo to Berlin; from Cape Town to Rio; where opinions of America are higher than they’ve been in years. Yes, the world is changing; no, we can’t control every event. But America remains the one indispensable nation in world affairs – and as long as I’m President, I intend to keep it that way.

That’s why, working with our military leaders, I have proposed a new defense strategy that ensures we maintain the finest military in the world, while saving nearly half a trillion dollars in our budget. To stay one step ahead of our adversaries, I have already sent this Congress legislation that will secure our country from the growing danger of cyber-threats.

Above all, our freedom endures because of the men and women in uniform who defend it. As they come home, we must serve them as well as they served us. That includes giving them the care and benefits they have earned – which is why we’ve increased annual VA spending every year I’ve been President. And it means enlisting our veterans in the work of rebuilding our Nation.

With the bipartisan support of this Congress, we are providing new tax credits to companies that hire vets. Michelle and Jill Biden have worked with American businesses to secure a pledge of 135,000 jobs for veterans and their families. And tonight, I’m proposing a Veterans Job Corps that will help our communities hire veterans as cops and firefighters, so that America is as strong as those who defend her.

Which brings me back to where I began. Those of us who’ve been sent here to serve can learn from the service of our troops. When you put on that uniform, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white; Asian or Latino; conservative or liberal; rich or poor; gay or straight. When you’re marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails. When you’re in the thick of the fight, you rise or fall as one unit, serving one Nation, leaving no one behind.

One of my proudest possessions is the flag that the SEAL Team took with them on the mission to get bin Laden. On it are each of their names. Some may be Democrats. Some may be Republicans. But that doesn’t matter. Just like it didn’t matter that day in the Situation Room, when I sat next to Bob Gates – a man who was George Bush’s defense secretary; and Hillary Clinton, a woman who ran against me for president.

All that mattered that day was the mission. No one thought about politics. No one thought about themselves. One of the young men involved in the raid later told me that he didn’t deserve credit for the mission. It only succeeded, he said, because every single member of that unit did their job – the pilot who landed the helicopter that spun out of control; the translator who kept others from entering the compound; the troops who separated the women and children from the fight; the SEALs who charged up the stairs. More than that, the mission only succeeded because every member of that unit trusted each other – because you can’t charge up those stairs, into darkness and danger, unless you know that there’s someone behind you, watching your back.

So it is with America. Each time I look at that flag, I’m reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes. No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. This Nation is great because we get each other’s backs. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we’re joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.

Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.

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Jan 25 2012
How Comparison Shopping Has been Made Easy with Satellite TV Technology
 

Gone are the days when a person went into one shop, picked up a product and bought it. With the arrival of comparison websites in the last few years, people are now taking the term ‘shopping around’ to a whole new level.

The main reason that people like to compare prices on the same product or service is to save money. Many items today are sold at dramatically different prices, so it seems foolish not to at least have a quick review of competitors’ price tags when looking to buy something new. Aside from the issue of price, comparison shopping can also be useful for finding alternative colours or sizes of products, if the first shop you try has a limited amount of choice in this regard.

When done in person, comparison shopping can seem like an awful lot of hassle to save a few pounds. However, these days, when you can shop from the comfort of your own home, this is a really simple and quick way to save those pennies.

Thousands of people choose to shop by watching the home-shopping channels that come with their TV package. Satellite-TV bundles now offer several hundred channels, many of which are dedicated specifically to selling products. You can buy almost anything from these channels, from clothing and jewellery to home ware and outdoor products. The appeal of home-shopping channels, much like online shopping, lies in the fact that the customer doesn’t have to worry about carrying heavy bags or having to enter crowded, stuffy shops. Convenience is the key attraction for consumers.

Satellite-TV technology now allows people to compare the prices of products they want to buy from the comfort of their own armchair. One way in which this is done is by multicasting, which essentially just means displaying several channels at once on a single screen. For the consumer, this is a fantastic way to check the prices of a product being sold by several different home-shopping companies on TV at the same time.

Another way in which satellite-TV packages can help you spot those bargains is the live-pause button. By freezing a home shopping channel selling one product, you can switch to another shopping channel and compare the prices, without missing out on any key information. To return to the first channel you simply press play and go back to where you left off.

Satellite TV comes with many advantages, one of which is its interactive capability. Many people don’t have the time to sit around and wait for the products they are interested in to come up on the home-shopping channels. Being able to record and schedule viewings of multiple channels will ensure that you can find the best possible price of the item you wish to buy, whenever you want.

While comparison websites are very popular with those looking to save money, the introduction of satellite-TV technology has caused a boom in the home-shopping channels’ profits, as it makes finding a bargain that bit easier. Online shopping appeals to many people, but some prefer the slightly more interactive nature of a home-shopping channel, where the product is explained in detail by the presenter. Satellite TV now offers people at home who dislike shopping online the opportunity to easily compare the cost of anything they want to buy.

About The Author:
Emily Steves is associated with various internet security related companies as their freelance and staff writer. She has been linked with some of the best web media companies and offers various ways for internet solutions. She excels in writing articles related to high speed internet, internet security, internet plans, comcast deals etc

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Jan 24 2012
OSH – Orchard Supply Hardware $10 Coupon
 

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Jan 24 2012
Lot18
 
Lot18
Dear,I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of Lot18 throughout 2011. Although we’re more than three weeks into 2012 and most people have lapsed on their resolutions by now, I wanted to tell you about the ironclad resolutions we’ve set for Lot18 in the year ahead.

When Kevin Fortuna and I started building Lot18 in late 2010, we wanted to create a new way of discovering and shopping for wines and gourmet products curated by experts. We wanted our new marketplace to be focused on you, the customer. While we accomplished a lot in 2011, our first full year in business, we fell short on some of our expectations for a simple reason: We didn’t build quite the customer-centric experience we envisioned. You have validated this through your feedback, and it’s now time for us to act on your constructive criticism.

Below are the core issues that you and other customers have identified as in need of immediate improvement. We’re addressing these items now to ensure not only that we meet our goal of becoming the largest marketplace for wine and gourmet products driven by discovery, quality and access, but that you have a reason to remain loyal to Lot18 and to sing our praises.

So without further ado, here’s what you can expect to see in the weeks and months ahead:

Less Email
You’ll be able to set preferences for the types of offers you’re interested in. For example, if you’re not interested in gourmet foods, you won’t receive email about those offers. Or if a wine isn’t available in your state due to compliance reasons, you won’t be emailed about it.

More Personalization
We’ll recommend wines based on your past orders, ratings and preferences, and do a better job of procuring wines and gourmet foods that you and members of your social network are asking for. We’re focused on creating feedback loops so you can tell us what products you want to see on Lot18, and we’ll go out and get them for you.

Speedier Shipping, Better Service
We endeavor to have all shipments delivered to you in no more than five days, preferably much sooner. In addition, you’ll have better communication from us as to where your delivery is at any given moment. If there are delays, expect us to communicate these issues proactively so you are not left wondering. In addition, a Member Services phone number will be promoted throughout the Lot18 site so you always have someone to call should you have questions.

More Shipping Options
We understand that shipping costs and limited shipping options are the biggest barriers to purchase. To that end, we want to be able to offer you more flexibility. For instance, we’re building a queue-management system that will allow you to build a case or half case of wine over time. Once you build up the full number of bottles, all your wines will then be sent out together so you avoid the shipping charge.

We have several other plans in the works, but these are the ones that you’ve raised as the most important. We’re always eager to receive more feedback, so if you have other ideas or improvements you’d like to see, continue to send us comments at [email protected].

Thank you, and we’re looking forward to making Lot18 an even more enjoyable part of your 2012.

Philip James
Philip James
President and co-founder

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Jan 24 2012
Dream House Raffle to Benefit Special Olympics Southern California 2012
 

Dream House Raffle to Benefit Special Olympics Southern California

Early Bird Drawings

In addition to being entered into the Grand Prize Drawing, there are three additional drawings for people who purchase raffle tickets before the early bird drawing deadlines. All tickets entered into the early bird drawings are re-entered into subsequent drawings and the grand prize drawing.
Early Bird Drawing 1

Entry Deadline:
Friday, February 17, 2012
Drawing Date:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
1st Prize:
$25,000
2nd Prize:
$10,000
3rd Prize:
$5,000

Early Bird Drawing 2

Entry Deadline:
Friday, March 16, 2012
Drawing Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Living Room Click to enlarge
1st Prize:
$15,000
2nd Prize:
$10,000
3rd Prize:
$5,000
4th Prize:
$1,000
5th Prize:
$1,000
6th Prize:
$1,000
7th Prize:
$1,000
8th Prize:
$1,000

Early Bird Drawing 3

Entry Deadline:
Kitchen Dining Area Click to enlarge Friday, April 13, 2012
Drawing Date:
Wednesday April 25, 2012
1st Prize:
$10,000
2nd Prize:
$5,000
3rd Prize:
$1,000
4th Prize:
$1,000
5th Prize:
$1,000

All tickets entered into the Early Bird Drawings are re-entered into all subsequent drawings and the Grand Prize Drawing.

House Details
Features

House Front
5 Bedrooms
4.5 Bathrooms
4800 square feet
Heated Pool and Spa
Rolling lawns
Oversized terraces with city views
Gourmet chef’s kitchen
Marble countertops throughout
Central air and heating system
Kitchen Click to enlarge Surround sound audio system throughout
Game Room
Wine Cellar
Media Room

Description
This 4800 square foot, custom home, with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths features rolling lawns, oversized terraces with city views, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, pool and spa. The home was originally built in 1917. Located on nearly half an acre in the Hollywood Hills the home is a short distance from Los Feliz and Hollywood. A secluded estate, yet still close to major shops and restaurants.

 

How To Enter

Entry form graphic Download Entry Form: PDF Format Microsoft Word Format You may enter by phone, by fax or by mail at the numbers and address below. Internet and email entries will not be accepted. Raffle tickets are $150 each. You may buy as many tickets as you like. Only one name will appear on each ticket. Please, no international orders or international credit cards. Please note, the IRS does not allow money spent on raffle tickets to be tax deductible contributions.

Special Olympics Southern California accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check or money order (payable to Special Olympics Southern California) for payment.

Proceeds from this raffle benefit Special Olympics Southern California.

By Phone:

1-800-816-6108
24 hours per day
7 days per week

By Mail:

SOSC Dream House Raffle
6730 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

By Fax:

213-995-5058
24 hours per day
(do not email)

 

Media Information
For media inquiries and public relations needs:
Contact Kelly Kloepping:

Phone:
562-354-2611 (office)
Email:
[email protected]

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Jan 24 2012
10.69% Returns Investing With Prosper.com @ProsperLoans
 

We all are looking for ways to get ahead and especially in this economy we could all use a boost of some sort.  Well if you happen to have some funds that you are looking to invest, or are looking for funding for a project, we have the site for you.  Prosper.com is the largest peer to peer lending marketplace in America.  There are over 1,000,000 members using Prosper to borrow and invest.  To date, there has been $220,000,000 in loans funded on Prosper.com.  Those are pretty incredible numbers if you think about the current financial situation.

Getting ahead using Prosper is simple.  Follow this link to Prosper’s sign-up page and click the “Get Started” button.

That link will take you to a page that asks for your information so you can get signed up.  You will need about five minutes and your banking information (routing and account number) to complete the form, and then you will be set to get started.

The website announces the fact that the returns on all the investments made with Prosper total out at 10.69%.  That’s a great return.  If you look at the graph below, however, you will notice that there are different “ratings” for different investments.  So you  can see what type of returns you are likely to receive based on the different ratings.  This is a nice feature and helps you to see what type of investment you are looking for and quickly distinguish between them.  Now this means that, depending on the size and type of investment you are making, you may expect a 5.65% return or, on the other end of things, you could be making 18.54%.  So, as is the norm with investing, you can expect different results based on what you have to work with and how much risk you take.

There is also a specific page for those looking to borrow: prosper.com/prm/get-a-loan.html.  This is a great way to get your loan request in front of a bunch of investors.

We would highly recommend taking a look at Prosper.com if you are looking to either invest or borrow.  It is a great way to find the connections you are looking for to help you get ahead in your business.

 

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Jan 24 2012
State of the Union Address @BarackObama #SOTU
 

Tonight at 9pm ET/6pm PT, President @BarackObama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address. Whether you watch it on TV or hear it on the radio, you’ll get a richer, 360-degree experience of what he says and reactions to it when you follow along live on Twitter.


Here’s how:

Get your timeline ready: Look for more from the president by following @WHLive and @whitehouse and follow the reaction from Republican presidential candidates. More than 450 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have Twitter accounts; we expect that many will be tweeting their thoughts from the chamber. And if you watch on C-SPAN2, you’ll be able to see their Tweets on screen in real time as well.

Make your voice heard: Join the conversation by adding the hashtag #SOTU to your Tweets. Immediately after the debate, a team of senior White House officials will be ready to answer your questions when you add the hashtags #WHchat and #SOTU to your Tweets. And if you have something to say about specific parts of the speech or topics, you can include one of the following official hashtags from the White House:

#jobs
#manufacturing
#energy
#education
#fairness

Republican leaders will be taking questions using #SOTUGOP. For more on #SOTU-related Q&As this week, visit https://wh.gov/sotu and https://gop.gov/sotu.

Get real-time analysis as the speech unfolds: Log in to Twitter and search for the hashtag #SOTU to see comments and ideas from many perspectives about the speech. (Last year, more than 80% of Tweets about the State of the Union used the #SOTU hashtag.)

As we prepare to watch President Obama lambaste Republicans for obstructionism in his State of the Union address tonight, remember:

Today marks 1000 days since the Senate last passed a full budget.

Pass it on:

https://blog.heritage.org | Today marks the 1,000th day since the United States Senate has passed a budget. While the House has put forth (and passed) its own budget, the Senate has failed to do the same. To help illustrate how extraordinary this failure has been, our new video highlights a few of impressive feats in history that have been accomplished in less time.

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Jan 23 2012
BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2012 Los Angeles
 

BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2012 Los Angeles
10/4/2012-10/6/2012

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Jan 23 2012
Event Live Expo Los Angeles
 

Event Live Expo

Preregister to attend ELX for FREE at www.eventlive-expo.com

The trade show for live event owners, promoters and producers.

The exhibition will profile a comprehensive selection of event production infrastructure including staging, sound, lighting and video as well as supporting services such as catering, ticketing, merchandising and much more – making it a highly convenient, comprehensive and inspiring showcase that draws together the entire industry under one roof for three days every year.

Event Live Expo is at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California on February 1 & 2, 2012.

https://www.eventlive-expo.com

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Jan 23 2012
How V2 e-Cigs are different?
 

It is technology in cigarettes as it is V2 electronic cigarettes for smoke lovers to have their smoking experience and that too without any harmful effects. Though there are many electronic cigarettes in the market yet it is different as it has been developed and created to solve the problems which are being faced by earlier 3 piece e-cigarette models. They are all now outdated and sub standard too.

The three piece electronic cigarettes like NJoy™, Blu™, and Smoking-Everywhere etc use a reusable atomizer, and a cheap plastic nicotine cap which is enough to expose nicotine pad. And as atomizer chamber could not be disposed, this 3 piece model also creates an environment for the spread of bacteria. In fact in some of the models too, your mouth is espoused to the same tip again and again which is very unhygienic, and as cap models are not replaceable, it is not possible to prevent having sticky nicotine liquid in the mouth and on fingers. This liquid is very harmful for the skin and can burn the oral mucosa in the mouth. However all these drawbacks are not there in V2 electronic cigarettes. They are beautifully designed with great quality and convenience. It is equipped with only two components- the V2 battery and disposable atomized flavor cartridge which has fresh-seal technology. The cartridge that they use is also disposable and so there is no need to clean it, and in fact the vapor liquid is also completely sealed.

Electronic cigarettes give you a smoking experience.

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Jan 23 2012
Panda Express – Single Serving “Firecracker Chicken Breast” FREE w/ Coupon
 

Panda Express – Single Serving “Firecracker Chicken Breast” FREE w/ Coupon (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY). on January 23rd (Chinese New Year)

https://www.pandaexpresssocialmedia.com/2012cny/CNY2012.pdf

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