Sunday, October 30, 2011

Win a 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

posted by Kevin Surbaugh


Here is a freebie that, well is more of sweepstakes. It is from Kellogg's and they are giving away; what they are calling "Carl's Ride." A 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Enter today. You could be the one (1) winner of the grand prize as listed above or one (1) of 50 first (1st) prizes: $250 (prepaid) gas cards.
I know I would be happy with both, although I would rally like to win the grand prize I could really use $250 in gas. I mean that would be about 6 fill ups at the pump. So not to shabby of a prize.
However, you MUST enter by Nov 1, 2011, so hurry to get your chance to win!




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Friday, October 28, 2011

Extreme Couponing

by Kevin Surbaugh


Have you seen the television show Extreme Couponing? I have heard of it a number times, but I have church on Wednesday nights so it isn't on at a time when I normally could watch it. Even if church wasn't a factor the 9 pm central start time is a little late if it is a Thursday morning I have to get up 1 am for work. But that is all good, I don't need to watch a TV show all the time. There is so much more important things in life. Besides if I really wanted to I am sure I could find complete episodes available online to watch at a time more convenient to my wife and I.


Anyway, I did hear that this past Wednesday October 26, 2011 the show had the youngest couponer. Joel, a 16-year-old coupon addict who admits his clipping which was once a hobby has now turned into an obsession.


In the clip above Desirae has extreme (but effective) methods when it comes to maximizing her coupon savings.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Free NeilMed NasaDock

posted by Kevin Surbaugh

NeilMed NasaDock has a free nasal dock available to anyone who completes a fast survey. NeilMed has great products that help clear congestion when suffering from the cold, flu, and allergies. These great products simply use a solution to clear away your congestion without any chemicals. Get yours today.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who Are The Occupiers?

by Kevin Surbaugh

For over a month we heard stories about Occupy Wall Street, with a group of individuals protesting big business. This movement has since spread to other cities around the globe. Likewise a group known as Occupy Austin has been gathered outside Austin's City Hall to protest their grievances. Recently they collectively walked to Skank Bank of America and other national banks withdraw all their money and close their account and redeposit their money into new accounts at local credit unions. An act I fully support.
With this group being downtown I thought I would go downtown to talk to some of those protesting. While I was there I seen/heard a number of drivers honking their horns in support of the protestors, while a small cars contained people shouting, "Get a job." Despite all the commotion the demonstrators didn't seem deterred from their protests. So what is on the minds of these protestors? Why are they protesting?

These are some of the questions I wanted answered. I was tired of hearing people say that this group wanted to overthrow the government. That they wanted to establish a socialist government. So I decided to go to them and hear in their own words what they had to say.  


The first person I talked to was Larry Singleton (age 53). He was the only one to give me his last name.  He told me
I'm here because I was placed here by God because...actually I am dying of emphysema, COPD and P.A.D. I'm looking to build a facility for some of the homeless vets and non-homeless.
Hmm, sounds like a very advantageous goal. Unfortunately, he was arrested at the beginning of the Occupy Austin for public intoxication. While I would love to see his ideas to become a reality, I have to question whether her really could do it. Still though he was really the only one that seemed willing to step forward and do something about the problem they saw. What is his idea plan of action?
I have the Lord behind me. He's woke me up and showed me that I am dying and he's also stated that he's going to do a facility for the people so when you (himself) are gone, they will enjoy it.

The next person I talked to was Gabriele (age 24). His answer seemed more typical of what you I've been hearing from the Occupy Wall Street coverage on the news. In that he said,
I guess looking to just put power back in our hands and take it (the power) out of the money.

When asked if had any solutions to this problem; he replied,
No! As a 24-year old I expect grown men who are 40 and actually seen how the United States to have evolved, I expect them to practically put their knowledge to use. I'm here to back good ideas. If I come up with one, I'll let you know. Sorry I don't have much political knowledge.
The next person I interviewed was Amber (age 24). Amber seemed to be the most intelligent at least when it came to the political system. Whether her claims were accurate or not is not the topic of this story (perhaps I will do another story later in the week).
Amber (age: 24)
POT: Why are you here?

Amber: To protest, maybe get a change. It's the little things I would like to get to happen.

POT: What do you hope to accomplish by being here?

Amber: To see the world open her eyes. see what is going on. Because people look the other way.

POT: What changes would you like to see?

Amber: Probably, definitely for the better. To help.There is a lot about the government that I do agree with but it's the little things like where are they going to put the money for this budget. Why are they so overdrawn? Like they expect us to pay all of our bills, but they can't even balance a checkbook.
Why are there so many homeless people? Why are there so many people that don't have Medicare? They are just on the street dying because they can't afford the right medications.

POT: If Government don't have any money, How are they going to pay for all this?
Amber: This beautiful building (Austin City Hall) right here is made out of copper. Seventeen ($17) million dollars of copper just setting there on that roof. I mean, why can't they just put regular brick or glass on top of the building like all the rest of them? Why is the $17 million just setting there? You know $17 million dollars can feed so many people and help so many people out.

POT: Do you have any ideas as to how to accomplish these changes?

Amber: I figure we should get people that aren't as spoiled. Like if they mess up , if they go to jail they get a slap on the wrist. They can go drink and drive. They next day they are out of jail. Everything's fine, nothing on their record. Their spoiled and they know they are spoiled. They are getting paid all this money to do what? If they can't do their job, then we can't do it for them. So I figure if we pay them like normal people to help everything else and maybe have 2 or 3 people doing that one job so they can figure out different ways, then it will be okay.


POT: Do you have any aspirations about running for city council or maybe another public office?

Amber:No. I feel it is to corrupted right now. Until they get better people I won't stand for it.

POT:  If you feel they need better people, why not run and maybe you can be one of those better people?

Amber: It's kind like I would be the little stick in the river. Like a little stick is not going to do much in the river, but if you get a bunch of sticks then a bunch of things will happen.

Kevin: But doesn't it start with one person?

Amber: It does, but you have to have rain drops to get the river.

The final person I talked to was Kendall (age 20), who said,
I don't support the fed and I don't support the fiat system I think it's ponzi (scheme).
When asked how he planned to accomplish solving the problems that he sees. He said,
Still looking for the next epiphany. I haven't seen a single corporation go to jail for 80-years for killing anybody. So you know I'm just trying to go off of practical stuff. Separation of state and corporation could be one extension of that of that thought. Because as sovereign states we are really going to do a lot better for ourselves if we have a green standard.




Let's face it, I agree with some of these people. However, many of these people seem to be protesting only because it's something to do. Most, I won't say all, seem to only be protesting just to complain. They don't seem to have any ideas to correct the problems that they see. Most even don't appear to be willing to even put themselves out as the agent of change that they so desperately seek. Sadly that is most Americans though. We all want to complain and whine about how terrible everything is, but we won't rise up to make those changes that we want.



Read my related articles Why are the Occupiers Really Protesting? In Their Own Words on Blogcritics and Talking To Occupy Austin Protesters on the WisdomSteps101 blog.

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Where Does The Hold Testament Predict Christ's Crucifixion?

The book of Psalms predicted hundreds of years in advance that his Jesus's hands and feet would be pierced. (Psalm 22:16)

Talking To Occupy Austin Protesters

by Kevin Surbaugh

For over a month we heard stories about Occupy Wall Street, with a group of individuals protesting big business. This movement has since spread to other cities around the globe. Likewise a group known as Occupy Austin has been gathered outside Austin's City Hall to protest their grievances. Recently they collectively walked to Skank Bank of America and other national banks withdraw all their money and close their account and redeposit their money into new accounts at local credit unions. An act I fully support.
With this group being downtown I thought I would go downtown to talk to some of those protesting. While I was there I seen/heard a number of drivers honking their horns in support of the protestors, while a small cars contained people shouting, "Get a job." Despite all the commotion the demonstrators didn't seem deterred from their protests. So what is on the minds of these protestors? Why are they protesting?



Amber (age: 24)
Kevin: Why are you here?

Amber: To protest, maybe get a change. It's the little things I would like to get to happen.

Kevin: What do you hope to accomplish by being here?

Amber: To see the world open her eyes. see what is going on. Because people look the other way.

Kevin: What changes would you like to see?

Amber: Probably, definitely for the better. To help.There is a lot about the government that I do agree with but it's the little things like where are they going to put the money for this budget. Why are they so overdrawn? Like they expect us to pay all of our bills, but they can't even balance a checkbook.
Why are there so many homeless people? Why are there so many people that don't have Medicare? They are just on the street dying because they can't afford the right medications.

Kevin: If Government don't have any money, How are they going to pay for all this?
Amber: This beautiful building (Austin City Hall) right here is made out of copper. Seventeen ($17) million dollars of copper just setting there on that roof. I mean, why can't they just put regular brick or glass on top of the building like all the rest of them? Why is the $17 million just setting there? You know $17 million dollars can feed so many people and help so many people out.

Kevin: Do you have any ideas as to how to accomplish these changes?

Amber: I figure we should get people that aren't as spoiled. Like if they mess up , if they go to jail they get a slap on the wrist. They can go drink and drive. They next day they are out of jail. Everything's fine, nothing on their record. Their spoiled and they know they are spoiled. They are getting paid all this money to do what? If they can't do their job, then we can't do it for them. So I figure if we pay them like normal people to help everything else and maybe have 2 or 3 people doing that one job so they can figure out different ways, then it will be okay.

Kevin: Do you have any aspirations about running for city council or maybe another public office?

Amber:No. I feel it is to corrupted right now. Until they get better people I won't stand for it.

Kevin: If you feel they need better people, why not run and maybe you can be one of those better people?

Amber: It's kind like I would be the little stick in the river. Like a little stick is not going to do much in the river, but if you get a bunch of sticks then a bunch of things will happen.

Kevin: But doesn't it start with one person?

Amber: It does, but you have to have rain drops to get the river.


Kevin: Do you have a favorite Presidential candidate?

Amber: No.


Let's face it, I agree with some of these people. Amber sounds intelligent and like she knows some of the things she wants to see happen, but like so many Americans she doesn't want to be that agent of change herself. She just wants to complain. That is sad to me. If this is her attitude, how is she any different then the rest of us? How is she any different then the people she is complaining about? Well, I guess the last question is easy. Those she is complaining about are at least trying to do something. While she just complains. Perhaps, in the near future she will step forward as someone who actually wants to do something. Till then I am not sure what will actually happen to accomplish these changes.




Read my related articles Why are the Occupiers Really Protesting? In Their Own Words on Blogcritics and Who Are The Occupiers? on KevinsView.com.
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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Security Benefits Increase

by Kevin Surbaugh


So the news reported a couple days ago that those receiving Social Security benefits will see a 3.8% increase in their monthly checks. Based on the average Social Security payment of $1,038/month, this works out to an increase of $39/month.Sounds like great news for these people right? Well maybe not.
Why? Because at the same time, Medicare premiums are expected to increase, which could wipe out the value of a Social Security increase.


So this may actually be a case of good news/bad news. My wife gets Social security because of her handicap and next year she will be able to get Medicare. However, will she really see an increase when all is said and done? We shall see come April I guess.
No matter what though, we know that the Lord provides and we will just put our trust in Him.

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What OT book Prophesied 600 Years Before Hand the Exact Time of Jesus?

The book of Daniel prophesies the exact years of Jesus' ministries 600 years in advance. (Daniel 9:24-26)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Did an Angel Start Any Natural Disasters?

An Angel started an earthquake by rolling back the stone to Jesus' tomb. (Matthew 28:1-4)

Free Stein

posted by Kevin Surbaugh

Bacardi is giving away 5,000 FREE OakHeart Steins every Thursday for ten weeks through November 25th.

You need to give a toast of 3-words to get the Stein.

Like Bacardi and look for the Bacardi Oakhart tab!


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Prilosec OTC Sample

posted by Kevin Surbaugh

Prilosec OTC is once again giving away a free sample
One Pill a day. 24 hours. Zero heartburn.

See if you qualify for a free sample of Prilosec OTC
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What Old Testament book forecasted Jesus' hands/feet Would be Pierced?

The book of Psalms predicted hundreds of years in advance that Jesus' hands and feet would be pierced. (Psalms 22:16)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What Are Prophets?

Prophets are men of God who can tell the future.

Stock Up on Peanut Butter Now Before Prices Go Through The Roof

by Kevin Surbaugh

Have you heard? The time to buy peanut butter is now, friends. The Wall Street Journal along with other media sources is reporting that prices for Jif, Peter Pan, and other peanut butter jars will be going up as much as 40% starting as soon as next week. The story from last week said,
Wholesale prices for big-selling Jif are going up 30% starting in November, while Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% in a couple weeks. Unilever wouldn't comment on its pricing plans, but a spokesman for Wegmans Food Markets, the closely held supermarket chain in the Northeast U.S., said wholesale prices for all brands it carries, including Skippy, are 30% to 35% higher than a year ago.
- Wall Street Journal

Don't let the prices of this beloved staple beat you. Stock it up now! In just one (1) year, the wholesale price of peanuts has jumped from $450 per ton to $1,150 a ton, thanks in most part to the drought in much of the south and southwest.

As with any crop, the challenges facing peanut farmers begin and end with the weather. In Georgia, the leading U.S. peanut producing state, the planting season was the driest in memory for John Harrell, a sixth-generation peanut farmer in Whigham, Ga. Peanuts, typically planted between mid-April and the beginning of June, had to wait until several weeks after that for any rains, he said.

"I don't remember a year that you didn't catch a shower or had so little moisture in the ground to get the seed up," said Mr. Harrell, age 56. "It was dry about as deep as you can dig down."
- Wall Street Journal

The fact is according to ABC news,
Peanut butter and jelly are such staples in American households that an average kid will eat about 1,500 PB&J sandwiches by the time he reaches high school.

While peanut butter is the most popular peanut product, peanuts at the ball game could get more expensive and so could French fries, which are often fried in peanut oil at restaurants.

- ABC News


So while you can ease the shock a little by stocking up on a few jars of Peanut Butter now before those prices nearly double there are other things that will still get us. Besides the french fries those of us that love Chick-fil-a could see a similar problem with our favorite chicken, as Chic-fil-a Chicken is broasted in peanut oil as well.

Please pray for a quick end of the drought so that peanut prices and related products will come back down in price soon. Then in the meantime, I suggest again stock up.


  • Kraft Foods Inc., which launched Planters peanut butter in June, is raising prices 40% on Oct. 31
  • Peter Pan will raise prices as much as 24% by October 23rd
  • Jif (the choice of choosy moms and the number 1 selling peanut butter) is going up 30% starting in November


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  • Awesome Carpet Cleaners

    Today I am going to take a break from my regular postings and tell you about a great service that I have found. That is the service I get from The Steam Team (http://www.thesteamteam.com/). They are absolutely fantastic. They have been around since 1983 and are the number one (1) carpet cleaners in Austin and Dallas. That must be because they are fast, friendly and efficient with their superior customer service. Trust me, I expect the best every time. So when I say a company has great customer service it is no hogwash comment, it is gospel.

    With two cats it is important that I find a carpet cleaner that can get the job done and done right. I truly believe with all my heart that when it comes to carpet pet odor removal Austin I have found that place. Lets face it pet odor is the most common problem when it comes to carpet orders. The Steam Team can help you deal with those pet problems. Whether minor problems or major headaches They can help find the solution that works will best for you.

    However, they are more then just that. For those in apartments they can clean you upholstery as well. No matter whether it is carpet rug & upholstery cleaning Austin they can get it clean and get rid all the orders the first time no matter if it is from pets, cigarette smoke or whatever.

    So why not check them a try the next time you need some cleaning done around your home?


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    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    JMC Ministries Newsletter "JMC Raises $110.00 for Children's Miracle Network Hospital"


     

      JMC Ministries

    Chillicothe, OH
    Christian/Gospel / Christian / Instrumental

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    Dear Friends,

    We are happy to share with you that through generous donations from online friends We reached our goal of raising $100.00 for the G3 Extra Life Xbox 360 Marathon to help Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Cincinnati Ohio.  And we actually went over our goal by $10.00. 

    To learn more about this event we are partaking in today, click the link below of the press release, reporter Alex Muraschko of the christianpost.com wrote about us and why we chose to do this gaming marathon.

    At 8a.m. this morning the G3 marathon began and will run until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.  We have chosen to do our marathon gaming time from 6-9p.m. est and also to Stream it LIVE on our website Tonight at www.jmclive.com so that anyone can get in on the action.  Here is a quick preview video of tonights event and even some of the games we will be playing

    And even though we have reached our goal, if you feel led to give you can still make a donation because the more money we raise the more children who can be helped at Cincinnati Ohio's Children's Miracle Network Hospital here is the link to the donation page www.extra-life.org/index.cfm

    God is truly amazing and continues to show us that even though Miranda is sick with a dibilitating disease and can't get out of the house much anymore. That we are still able to make a difference in the world we live in some how. 

    God Bless you Friends, and pray all of you are having a great weekend
    JMC Ministries
    Jeremy and Miranda Caverley



    UPCOMING SHOWS

    Fundraiser For Children's Miracle Network Hospital Chillicothe, OH Sat Oct 01 11 06:00 PM Tickets
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    Who Was Joel?

    Joel was a prophet whose name means "Yahweh (Jehovah) is God."

    September in Guatemala

    September has been an incredibly busy yet exciting month for Yuliza and I here in Guatemala. The biggest highlight is that after many months of searching, we were able to purchase a piece of land! 

    Here are our blog posts for September:

    Our prayer requests for October:
    • Two or three guys will start living with us by Christmas, and we're making plans and budgeting costs.
    • We're hoping to break ground in a few weeks on the new land, but we do not yet have enough money to finish both houses.
    • Please pray that we continue to be used by God to share His love with all the kids at Casa Shalom.
    • Please pray that Yuliza and I can spend enough time together as a couple amidst the busyness and that we keep our eyes always fixed on Jesus.

    Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
    Brent & Yuliza Potter
    512-551-4334
    Brent@CasaShalom.net
    http://potters.casashalom.net


    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Freebies From WalMart.com

    WalMart currently has 2 items on their free samples pages. Sorry guys, both are for women.

  • Free Playtex
    Free Poise

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    Thursday, October 13, 2011

    WisdomSteps101 Launches Toolbar

    by Kevin Surbaugh


    Get our toolbar!Wisdom Steps 101 recently teamed up with the page ranking service Alexa to offer the users of it's website, blog and interactive message board (forum) a new tool in surfing the web. The WisdomSteps101 Tool bar. From the tool bar you can quickly and easily visit any of the three main areas of the network. In addition you can see what is happening currently on our twitter feed or visit our Facebook page. However, that is not all you can access your own Gmail or twitter account with just the click of a button on the toolbar or even surf the web powered by Bing. Kevin "Prince of Thrift" Surbaugh said, that "this latest feature will be a wonderful addition to the WisdomSteps101 family."
    Check it out today.



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    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Enroll Your Teen in Driver’s Ed to Drive Down Auto Insurance Costs

    by Jason Collazo
    There are many situations that can cause a spike in your automobile insurance premium, one of the most expensive ones being the addition of a teenage driver onto your family’s policy. Getting coverage for a freshly-licensed teen can cause your rates to soar anywhere from 50% to 200% above what you were previously paying. There are measures that can be taken to keep that rate increase somewhat under control. You can set yourself up to save over 25% on your insurance bill by doing things like enrolling your teen in a driver’s education course or attaching their coverage to a particular vehicle on your policy.
    In addition to saving money on your auto insurance rates, a driver’s education course will teach you teen how to be a safe driver, which will reduce his potential risk for getting into an accident. Driver’s ed classes should ingrain your teen with the rules of the road, while impressing upon him the importance of conducting himself in a safe manner at all times out on the road. He will learn how to avoid carelessness behind the wheel. Putting your teen into a one-on-one situation with a licensed driving instructor will allow him to perfect his car-handling skills from parallel parking, to three point turns, to merging onto highways.
    It is a requirement in many states that drivers under the age of 18 pass a driver’s ed course in order to get their license in the first place. Call your child’s high school or your local Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain information about where the courses are held and how much they cost. Before enrolling your teen, check in with your insurance provider to make certain that, after you teen completes the course, you will qualify for a premium-rate reduction. Some of the larger insurance companies offer their own safe-driving programs for teenagers, and enrolling your teens in those as well may make you eligible for even deeper rate reductions.
    For the most part, an insurance-approved driver’s education class entails about 30 hours of classroom time, plus an additional seven hours of driving time supervised by an instructor. Overall costs can vary, ranging from $100 to $500, depending on the company providing the instruction and your locale.
    Occasionally, driving classes do not involve any actual driving time, but only classroom time. These courses generally involve around 56 hours of instruction in the classroom. Students must pass a written exam in order to receive a certificate of graduation. If you or another family member opts to join your teen in the classroom, you can potentially lower your auto insurance costs even more.
     In addition to enrolling your teen in a driver’s ed course, the other option you have to limit your insurance rate increase is to contact your insurance provider and inquire about how they assign cars to drivers. Some auto insurance companies pair the most expensive driver to insure—your teenager—with the most expensive vehicle. This is often done automatically. If your teen will be driving an older car for his first years on the road, be sure to request that your insurance company pairs your teen with the older car, in order to keep your rates as low as possible.
     The final and most important task is to have a frank discussion with your teen about driving drunk. Any driver’s education course will address the devastation caused by drinking and driving but reinforcing what they learn in the classroom with a face to face talk at home is invaluable.SE






    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Free Ziploc Bags

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    Free Windows 7: Tips & Tricks

    You can get a FREE 113 page eBook titled "Windows 7: Tips & Tricks" this is for people who have Windows 7 and want to go one step further in experience. It contains a compilation of the finest Tips and Tricks for Windows 7 and also contains a bonus section for Windows 7 Applications.


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    Steve Jobs Dead at 56

    by Kevin Surbaugh


    Steve Jobs who announced he was stepping down as chief executive from Apple on August 24 (2011) has died, he was 56. The co-founder of the technology company Apple Inc. who came to define the global digital culture at the outset of the 21st century had battled cancer for several years. Jobs, was the mastermind behind Apple's iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes.
    Jobs died "peacefully," surrounded by family members, his family said in a statement.

    Neither Jobs' family nor Apple revealed where he died or from what cause, though in recent years Jobs had fought a form of pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant.

    "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," read a statement by Apple's board of directors. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."

    As Jobs' death was announced, the homepage of Apple's website switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, "Steve Jobs 1955-2011."

    - ABC News

    The New York Times reported,
    A friend of the family said that Mr. Jobs died of complications from pancreatic cancer, with which he waged a long and public struggle, remaining the face of the company even as he underwent treatment. He continued to introduce new products for a global market in his trademark blue jeans even as he grew gaunt and frail.
    - New York Times


    Rest in Peace Steve. Rest in Peace.

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    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Don’t Fall Victim: Protect Your Small Business

    by Jason Collazo

    On Friday,The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it would be refunding $350,000 to American small business merchants who became the victims of a credit and debit card scam.
    The scam had several firms falsely promoting that they could save small businesses credit and debit processing fees by giving them rates lower than other credit and debit card processing services. But these companies did not inform small business owners of the fees that would be charged and withheld many pages of the contract, until after small business owners signed up. Small business owners should be wary of phone calls from these companies— Direct Merchant Processing Inc., Vequity Financial Group Inc., Merchant Processing Inc., and PPI Services Inc., as they were identified by the FTC as participating in the scam. Other names involved in the scam are Karely McCarthy, Karly Speelman and Aaron Lee Rian. Rian and McCarthy have been caught by the FDIC and are no longer allowed to market credit and debit card processing services. Some of the two’s assets had to be sold to refund victims of the scheme. Affected small business owners will receive refunds anywhere from $100 to $25,000, depending on what the victim paid.While most agencies focus on personal credit card and debit card fraud, small business fraud is alive and well. As supported by the evidence above, small business owners are also subject to the same types of credit card scams and fraudulent behavior as the typical credit card user. When small business owners apply for credit cards, it’s important to do research to find the best credit card, since small business credit cards are underrepresented in our credit market. A good small business credit card should include at least rewards, fraud protection and introductory zero percent APR offers. If you are looking for a good rewards card, try one of the Bank of America business credit cards. They are some of the best on the market, and they keep interest rates low for consumers by only applying extra interest to existing balances that are 60 days or more past due. Wells Fargo has the worst business card— the Wells Fargo Business Platinum Credit Card doesn’t offer any rewards and has an APR of 9.24-18.24% depending on your credit score. There is no introductory offer with the Wells Fargo Business Platinum Card. The Cash Rewards for Business Visa is a good card for small business owners, as it has zero percent APR for the first nine months of opening the card, three percent cash back on office supply store purchases, computer network services, and gas station purchases. The card also offers one percent cash back on all other purchases.



    DVD Review: Breaking The Press

    From the moment I heard of this movie I was intrigued. I hadn't heard of it, until about a month before it's DVD release date of September 20, 2011, but it sounded like the type of movie that was right up my ally.
    The movie a type of prodigal son story as told by Tex Summers as he is interviewed by a sports magazine reporter. It stars Drew Waters (TV's Friday Night Lights) as Joe Conaghey, a high school basketball coach whose Christian faith is tested by a season of discontent. Joe hits rock bottom when one of his adopted sons Josh, the team's talented but self-centered star, transfers to a big-city school, betraying his teammates and family.

    Ted Baehr (MovieGuide.org) said, "If you liked Facing The Giants, you will love Breaking the Press." I couldn't agree more. Even if you aren't a sports fan (or even a basketball fan) this movie will entertain you despite being centered around the game of basketball. . It was a well written, well acted movie that is inspiring and offers a great positive message in a very entertaining format.

    It is refreshing to see a movie that is family friendly and doesn't fall into the trap of sexual filth that so many Hollywood films contain. Don't get me wrong some sexual situations are not left out, but is done in a family friendly way.

    Breaking the Press includes a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the film and is available on single-disc DVD in the U.S. and Canada. The soundtrack will be available on CURB Records featuring Jamie Slocum and other known contemporary Christian Artists.

    Breaking the Press, was released on DVD September 20 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and has received the Dove Foundation’s “Family-Approved” seal for all audiences over the age of twelve. I highly recommend that you watch this film with your family tonight.

    Article first published as >DVD Review: Breaking the Press on Blogcritics.
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    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Nine more years of Drought?

    MSNBC is reporting that we here in Texas may have nine more years of Texas drought possible. According to the article, it seems that some forecasters are beginning to make that dire forecast. So what is the deal? Lets take a look at the story.
    A devastating Texas drought that has browned city lawns and caused more than $5 billion in damages to the state's farmers and ranchers could continue for another nine years, a state forecaster said on Thursday. "It is possible that we could be looking at another of these multiyear droughts like we saw in the 1950s, and like the tree rings have shown that the state has experienced over the last several centuries," State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon told Reuters - nine more years of Texas drought possible
    Of course it is being blamed on La Nina which they say mirror the events of the 1950's (1950-57). That extended drought according to the article
    prompted the creation of artificial lakes all across Texas to supply water to a state that at the time had a population of 15 million - a whopping 10 million fewer than today.
    Many of those man built lakes however, have dried up with this years drought. Is God trying to tell us to trust Him? Since Tropical Storm Hermine came through last September (9/2010) and dumped 13 inches of rain that month the central region of Texas has only seen a total of 11 inches of rain total in the 12 months since. In fact 2010 was the wettest year on record. The only thing we can do is to pray and trust the very one who created us. It is time for everyone of us to get on our knees and trust Him.

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