Steps To Take To Start A Business Blog

Starting up a blog today is the best way to make online money or just to have fun with your new hobby over the web. Well, I am into making online money through blogging so we will talk about steps to take in order to start a business blog. However, in order to just have a blog as your hobby can also be done following the same steps. Although blogging is not new at all but still many people are not into it. Well, people in the waiting line should already get in and start going. Blogging for business will give you some good rewards that you did not imagined of. Not only your blog will provide others with valuable information, it will provide you with money in return. However, business blogging does require efforts and time; daily updates need to be done. Below are the steps to take to start a business blog.

See what your passion is all about; this can be anything at all. May be it is about model airplanes so start blogging about it. My passion is the network marketing therefore I blog about this. No passion means no quality content so find out your passion. Consider what your goals are; these goals will be made by you; see where you see your blog in a year from now, this will be your goal. Now you need to have a look at other business blogs; see what others are up to in the blogging world. Go over same blogs having the same passion as you do.

Now comes the important part; getting a blogging software to begin. Not to mention but WordPress is the best free software to start blogging. It is just so simple that even a caveman can easily use it. Moving on you will need a domain. Domain is important but not that much as many people think it is. You need to have domain with keywords that suit your passion the best; find one. Once your business blog is ready to operate, you will customize it. There are many WordPress templates you can get for free and give your blog a whole new professional look.

You will then put together a good introduction about yourself and your business and put in on the about page of your blog. Start making posts and bring in some good marketing efforts once you are all set with a new business blog.

269 thoughts on “Steps To Take To Start A Business Blog

  1. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  2. Microsoft, Spurred by Privacy Concerns, Introduces Tracking Protection to Its Browser
    By TANZINA VEGA

    As the debate continues about a potential privacy system that would allow consumers to opt out of having their data collected online, Microsoft on Tuesday announced a feature for the newest version of Internet Explorer that would permit users to stop certain Web sites from tracking them.

    The feature, which will exist in Internet Explorer 9, available next year, will let users limit the ability of third-party companies to track them online. The announcement comes less than a week after the Federal Trade Commission advocated a “do not track” mechanism that could be built into a browser and alert Web sites that a user did not want to be monitored.

    Jon Leibowitz, the commission’s chairman, said in a statement that he was encouraged by Microsoft’s move.

    “Microsoft deserves enormous credit for taking a critical step toward providing consumers with more choice about who can track their online browsing,” Mr. Leibowitz said. “Just as important, this announcement proves that technology is available to let consumers control tracking.”

    A blog post issued by Microsoft said the company was applying the principles outlined in the F.T.C.’s report, including the idea that companies should build privacy features into their products.

    The new feature, called Tracking Protection, would rely on lists that users create that indicate which sites they do not want to share information with. Lists can be created by individuals or by organizations, like consumer advocacy groups, which can make their lists available for anyone to use.

    Once enabled, the tracking protection would exist for all Web pages the user visits and would take effect each time they start a new browsing session. The mechanism would identify and block third parties from collecting data through cookies and other mechanisms that track users.

    Jules Polonetsky, the co-chairman and director of the Future of Privacy Forum, said users would most likely decide to use lists published by Web sites they trusted instead of creating their own, adding that most people would likely ignore the option all together.

    “The average user is not going to have a list of 500 ad networks and 600 analytics companies,” Mr. Polonetsky said. “They end up relying on a privacy watch dog to give them a do-not-track list that the browser will respect.”

    Microsoft’s announcement comes at a time when some in the online advertising community fear that a government-mandated do-not-track system could have severe ramifications for their business models. Rik van der Kooi, the corporate vice president of the advertiser and publisher solutions group at Microsoft, said in a statement that the new privacy tools could co-exist with the growth of online advertising.
    what your opinon on this article

  3. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  4. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
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    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  5. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

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    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  6. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  7. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  8. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  9. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  10. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  11. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  12. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  13. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
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    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  14. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

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    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  15. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  16. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  17. I am studying to becoming a freelance web designer. So to gain some recognition for my business (when I start it) I am thinking about writing a blog and talk about the steps I took to becoming one. I can post tutorials, graphics, things that helped me, interviews, and so on. Good idea?

  18. Hi, i am wanting to start a online patchwork supplier Business, eg fabric and patterns and a blog, but i have no idea where to start,
    please tell me the steps i need to take…

  19. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
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    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  20. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  21. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  22. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  23. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  24. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  25. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  26. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  27. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  28. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  29. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  30. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  31. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  32. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  33. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  34. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  35. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  36. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  37. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  38. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  39. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  40. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  41. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  42. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  43. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  44. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  45. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  46. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  47. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  48. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  49. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  50. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  51. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
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    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  52. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  53. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  54. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  55. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  56. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  57. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  58. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  59. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  60. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  61. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  62. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  63. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  64. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  65. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  66. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  67. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  68. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  69. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  70. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  71. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  72. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  73. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  74. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  75. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  76. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  77. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  78. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  79. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  80. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  81. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  82. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  83. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  84. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  85. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  86. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  87. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  88. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  89. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  90. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  91. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  92. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  93. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  94. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  95. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  96. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  97. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  98. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  99. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  100. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  101. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  102. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  103. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  104. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  105. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  106. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  107. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  108. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  109. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  110. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  111. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  112. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  113. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  114. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  115. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  116. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  117. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  118. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  119. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  120. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  121. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  122. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  123. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  124. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  125. I have a bunch of files I extracted from the download but I’m not sure how to use any of them. I have dreamweaver flash and fireworks all version 8.

  126. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  127. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  128. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  129. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  130. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  131. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  132. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  133. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  134. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  135. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  136. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  137. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  138. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  139. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  140. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  141. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  142. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  143. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  144. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  145. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  146. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  147. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  148. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  149. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  150. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  151. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  152. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  153. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  154. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  155. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  156. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  157. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  158. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

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    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  159. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  160. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  161. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  162. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  163. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  164. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  165. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

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    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  166. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  167. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  168. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  169. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  170. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  171. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

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    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  172. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  173. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

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    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  174. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
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    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  175. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  176. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  177. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  178. I have a bunch of files I extracted from the download but I’m not sure how to use any of them. I have dreamweaver flash and fireworks all version 8.

  179. It’s a long story, but I would really appreciate if you take the time to read the whole thing. This is a big decision to make and I need input from an unbiased person. As a kid I had a younger sister and two cousins around the same age as me. We lived right down the road from them and my cousins lived a few hours away. Even then it was obvious that my grandparents showed favoritism to my cousins. Even their father complained about it to my grandmother.

    They spent twice as much on them at Christmas. Drove 3 hours to see them in school plays, baseball games, dance recitals, etc. They never came to any of my softball games, basketball games, dance recitals and they were all about 5 minutes away. Honestly they lived so close that they could have walked to events at my school. I invited them, but they never showed.

    In high school it was the same. They would drive there to see my cousin cheer about once a month, but wouldn’t drive 5 minutes to see me crowned homecoming queen much less see me cheer. They drove to both my cousins graduations. I sent them graduation invites to mine, called them a couple times to make sure they knew when it was, but they never came. Said they were too tired. There are so many other incidences, but these are the times that really stick out in my mind. I wasn’t a horrible kid or anything. I made good grades, never did drugs, was respectful, so I have never understood why they favored them. It caused some emotional damage to me as a kid that has stuck with me. It made me feel like I wasn’t good enough.

    So now it is many years later. I have a new cousin that is 2. (He was a happy accident from their youngest daughter.) I run a photography studio. I’m not a stay-at-home mom that works on the side. I run a full on studio that is booked up 3 months in advance. My grandma knows that and has seen my work because I take all my sister’s family photos. I offered to take photos for free of her newest grandson (because he’s a sweetie that I adore) and she said that she was going to ask my aunt (who just married into the family a month ago and owns a point and shoot and has done photos of her sister in her free time) to take some photos of him and I should help her by keeping him entertained while she takes the photos!!

    I graduate from college tomorrow with my masters. I sent out graduation invites a month ago. My grandparents received one because I called to ask. I have mentioned it to them every week in a casual way. My sister was over there today and asked if they were going to my graduation. They said they weren’t because they might get their youngest grandson. The key word here is “might”. They are skipping my college graduation on the off chance that his parents will have something to do and need a sitter. They keep him at least 8 times a month, so it’s not like it’s a rare opportunity. I will only graduate from college once. My cousin graduated from cosmetology school last year and they drove 4 hours to see her graduate. Now that I’m older I try not to let things get to me, but this hurts.

    In addition, I have a son that is 4 and when him and my cousin (2 year old) are together over there it is obvious that they favor the other boy. He is too young for it to make much difference right now, but I don’t want him to feel like I did growing up.

    In the past few years I have been there for my grandparents. When my grandpa went into the hospital I stayed up there half the day. My cousins didn’t even come visit. My grandma started a business and I made her a website, created a blog for her business, wrote articles for her blog, showed her how to use facebook, taught her how to market her business. When someone quit at the last minute on her I stepped in and worked my regular job and for her until she could find a replacement. I helped them manage their retirement fund, talked them through refinancing their house, etc. My cousins only come visit on Christmas and my grandparents still spend more on them. And it’s not because they buy us stuff or do stuff for us on an every day basis. I can’t ever remember my grandparents spending time with me or buying me anything. Even on my birthday.
    I don’t understand why they are like this, but I’m tired of being treated like this. I’m thinking that I should cut them out of my life altogether. comments? Suggestions?
    It has nothing to do with money and gifts. It has to do with favoritism and not being there for me. When I was a kid, sure it mattered a heck of a lot that my cousins got twice as much as me and it hurt. But I’m grown now and don’t expect them to buy me anything. I wouldn’t want them to.
    My dad has had many arguments with them about favoritism. It’s my mother’s parents. She’s never said anything to them as far as I know.

  180. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  181. Friends humanity needs our support today. Over the internet many things are bad things are happening. One of them I am going to tell you in details. Some girls in the internet through some chat sites start chatting and make people fall on love with them. For them it is only fun but these things could be serious some times. One of them I am going to tell you. There is a girl lived in Bangladesh in Dhaka namely SUMAYA HAQUE (Nick name – Ishita) start chatting with a boy lived in india. She committed to marry the boy. She make him fall in the deep of her fake love. And certainly one day she told the boy that she is committing suicide because this he can’t continue any more and the boy thought this is true and he also committed suicide, but did not died after knowing this that girl again start to make relationship with him may be for fear. And again she leaved the boy, now the boy is suffering in his identity crisis and he take decision to death he took some steps for this may be he will live for few days. The girl already have a boy friend there in bangladesh, not only that it is confirmed that this is not new to that girl, in past she did this to another boy namely PALLAB lived in kolkata, India. The girl study in a women’s college in bangladesh namely KUMUDINI WOMEN’S MEDICAL COLLEGE. That runs under Kumudini Welfare Trust Of Bengal (BD) Limited located at Narayenganj Bangladesh, and her medical college located at Mirzapur, Tangail in bangladesh. It’s a big college. You can found the details of her college by looking the following link http://www.kumudinibd.org/index.htm or http://www.doctorsofbangladesh.com/kumudini/medicalcollege.htmSHE IS A STUDENT MBBS DEGREE as per the information. present situation is if the boy don’t want to live now. I am telling you the track record of that girl she have a boy friend in bangladesh and still she start making relationship with another boy there when this picture came to his boy friend he shouted over him and give her some condition, So friends this things should be stopped, we don’t know what happen to that bot but one thing we can do just forward this message to everybody in the world through SMS, E-mail so that we can stop this things. The picture of that girl you can find in the photo album section. Don’t go with her innocent face. Love is a game to her. Please pas this message to everyone so that these things never happen anymore. For the humanity, for the true love, for the justice freely pass this massage, I choose this site because it can be easily accessible from any WAP enable mobile phone, in this age many people use cellphone to connect internet today. Just send the below mentioned link here http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/blog to while informing about this through E-mail & SMS. You also mention http://tagtag.com/mitra_anish/album to see the picture of that girl who’s business is to cheat people. We will be thankful if we get your support. Please feel free to post your comments.

  182. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  183. I am a third year university student looking for part time work as a columnist for international lifestyle magazines or weekend newspapers, but at the moment I barely have a professional network to refer me to jobs. In Jakarta, Indonesia, it seems that having personal connections to prospective employers is far more important than having the right skills and qualifications for it.

    Anyway, I do not want to wait until I actually get a fixed job somewhere, because that might take ages, so I’ve decided to start freelance. I am still attending classes at the university, so a job that requires me to be at an office 9-to-5 plus extra work on the evenings might not work anyway. But I am free Tuesday-Thursday from 13.00 till evening, and Friday before 14.30, and I should be able to produce a lot of money-making work in those times.

    I am a very good writer in many subjects, proficient in English and proper Indonesian–those skills alone are actually in demand, and not many people in Jakarta actually have them at the level I do. In addition to that, I speak 5 Indonesian dialects, fluent Dutch, and understand most western European languages at a basic level. I am especially good at inspirational writings on daily life, reporting current happenings with depth and reflection, and also attractively packaging subjects (music, events, hangout places, products) with a strong branding and marketing message. I’m also a good essayist. Given these qualities, I’m convinced that Jakarta has a place for me as a professional writer, but I don’t know many prospective employers and have not published any material in the mass media thus far (apart from a personal blog mainly read by people who know me.)

    OK, so here’s the deal. I want to spend the next couple of months establishing my professional reputation as a journalist, but I have no professional affiliation or published works yet to show for. What do title do I put on my business card? What questions should I anticipate, and how do I explain them? In the meantime, what can I do to expand my network as fast as possible and get somewhere in my career (i.e. some reasonable in between steps I should aim for)?

    I want to write for Esquire, Maxim, TimeOut, Elle, or Harper’s Bazaar… but in the meantime I really would write anywhere for experience, and hopefully some reasonable pay too. Any tips?

  184. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  185. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  186. This story is to be continued in form of blog fiction. So, those who are keen on knowing the rest of the story, I could notify you when the next part will be posted on it.
    Just a little warning before you review this : I am from India and English happens to be my third language and not a native one.
    But, critical analysis is appreciated since I want to improve.

    =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

    Lucas Atkinson -> A guy hailing from the city of New York tells his story on his personal blog.

    Riyah was stunned to look at how many views it had gotten. It was something that was suggested by many of her friends and she was curious to read it. The gleaming computer screen highlighted her white complexion in the gloomy room and her shining hazel eyes were transfixed, starting to read the article.

    »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»

    I never knew what was there ahead of my life – nobody does – but always expect that it is all normal. Like they would set their goal, achieve it, attain a career and meet someone special to live the rest of their life with. My anticipation was no different than this. And life did bless me with all of this, but in an overly extra-ordinary way – all good though. That is all because I found love and all made its way in my life so easily that sometimes it makes me wonder if Alina walked in my life in form of a lucky charm to me.

    If so, then I am so glad I listened to my instincts and moved out of my dad’s house – uh-uhn.. Correction please – Step dad’s house. Well, he was the only guardian to me after my mom’s death but I don’t regret leaving him behind. Let’s just say, me and him could never fit in the same line, so it was for the better, I had guessed, that it happened that way. After that, neither had he contacted me nor did I try to reach him. The controlling father’s chapter was closed and I didn’t want to even peek at it for the reason that the new change in my life was worth living in, than that one.

    Looking for a decent job to pay for my college studies, I ended up at the doorstep of Samuel Mansion. To tell you the fact, I was getting nervous as hell standing there waiting for the door to be opened. After all, I was to meet THE Rachel Samuel any moment.

    Rachel Samuel was a popular business tycoon around the area. She was no less than any celebrity for us Woodland residents, taking in consideration the fact that she owned half of the town.

    However, meeting the graceful lady, I came to the conclusion that although she was all rough and tough on the outside, she was sweet at heart. She enquired about my education and if doing a job wouldn’t be a hurdle to it. Also, she offered to arrange a place for me to stay when I told her I had to move out of my house. But since I was already allotted a dorm room from the college, I couldn’t take up on that offer.

    She seemed to be quite pleased with me and my hopes rose of getting a job under her; Turned out that it won’t exactly be under her, when I asked about it, but her granddaughter needed to be tutored.

    “Why me? I ain’t a professional?” I had asked, not that I would have minded that but it felt weird that such a well-to-do lady would hire an unprofessional person like me to tutor her granddaughter when she could have gotten the best. Not to mention, I had a ZERO experience in that field.

    She just smiled and asked me to follow her. I coolly followed right behind her as she led me up the stairs. All the while, I was taking in, the elegancy of the huge abode. For some reason, the sight intimidated me.

    The time I had entered the large dwelling place, I was awe-struck by its splendor. As imagined while outside, it lived to my expectations. The palace was beautifully decorated with the elegant looking pillars. The small pillar pedestals held the vases firmly on it. The walls were clothed with rich wallpaper and large royal paintings hanging on it. Never ever had I seen such huge house in my life. I wonder whether I had been open-mouthed at the time because that would have been a reaction of anyone seeing the mansion for the first time.

    I kept staring at things for longer than just a moment, while we climbed up the regal spacious stairs and before I knew it, we had already reached the floor.

    To the right of the landing was a door where Rachel abruptly halted and turned to me. I raised my brow waiting for her to lead the way. However, she motioned her eyes for me to enter the room. I was clueless, but did as asked anyways.

    Opening the door, I was introduced to another spacious and enthralling image of a bedroom. The rich curtains, the king-sized bed, the arrangements were all pleasing to the eyes. My gaze shifted to other part of the room and lingered at the sight of a beautiful girl sitting on the couch, who had her pretty blond head downcast in a book. She seemed to be deeply immersed into whatever she was reading.

    I looked back towa
    I looked back towards the door and saw Rachel still standing, unmoved from her position, signaling me to approach the girl. I slightly nodded before taking few steps nearing the couch.

    Thinking that she might feel my presence in the room, I waited for her to look up. But, she didn’t.

    Strange.

    What was SO interesting in the book that she was reading?

    I couldn’t understand.

    I tried to peep from where I stood but in vain. I had to get her attention somehow, so I cleared my throat uselessly. “Ahem!”

    No success.

    Is she deaf? She can’t be …she just can’t.

    I was getting uncomfortable minute by minute and senselessly shifted my weight onto my other foot. I decided to make full use of my voice, this time, and make my presence known.

    “Hello… um …” I started in my normal tone but was cut off mid-sentence when the girl’s head rose up and her eyes made a contact with mine.

    YES! … WHOA!
    Is it just me or the eyes I am probably staring into, are really that tempting. Never in my life, had I seen such attractive blue eyes ever – with a hint of innocence and a distinct sparkle of love for the world in them. It might sound like an overly exaggerating statement, but it was what I thought looking in them.

    I was sure I had forgotten to breathe at that very moment and knew that my voice might betray me if I utter a word. So, I settled on giving a wave to the girl who was still a stranger to me till that very time.

    The blonde stared at me, not in the eyes though for some reason, but in the next second, her face showed a rich smile on it and the attraction had literally killed me.

    “Ciao. Mi chiamo Annalina. Piacere di conoscerla. Come si chiama?

    “What?”

    I didn’t get a word of the foreign language that was thrown at me but before I could ask the girl, she had already turned to her book again.
    For a minute or a bit longer than that, I kept looking at her trying to figure out why there was a weird feeling bubbling in my mind that something about that girl was off.

    I almost jumped when a hand was placed on my shoulders and spun around to find Rachel there.

    She smiled sweetly and introduced the girl as her granddaughter “Alina.” She glanced at Alina once before guiding me out of the room.

    I was still confused about the young woman named Alina – her behavior was kind of strange. So many questions were haunting me already.

    Also, I wondered why I was expected to tutor a girl, who seemed to be of my age? Why me, of all people – I was still unanswered to that one, too.

    Mrs. Samuel and I walked back into the living room. She, then, came clean about all of the things that had bothered me in my mind since I arrived. It was then I came to know that her granddaughter Annalina Romano a.k.a. Alina was an autistic kid.

  187. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  188. Who will defend Kim Kardashian? The Watcher will!
    The reality star has been catching all sorts of flak over the announcement of her pending divorce, which came 72 days after her multimillion-dollar, made-for-TV wedding to NBA player Kris Humphries.
    ‘Survivor’: Cochran takes center stage
    ‘Top Chef’ two-steps into Texas tonight
    Find out who left ‘Dancing With The Stars’
    Who will leave ‘Dancing With With The Stars’?
    Who did best on ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
    Everyone with a blog or a Facebook account is calling her a phony, the marriage a sham, accusing her of only being in it for the money.
    What has become of America?
    There was a time when highly successful hucksters were celebrated. P.T. Barnum is in the American pantheon. Prof. Harold Hill and the Wizard of Oz are among our most beloved fictional characters. Cher has enjoyed a 50-year career in music even though she can’t really sing.
    So where is the love for Kim Kardashian?
    She has built a multifaceted career – TV shows, retailing, a clothing line – on nothing more than ambition, drive and a “leaked” sex tape.
    See photos of Kardashian-mania in Australia today
    Kim isn’t the first person to become famous for being famous, but if Zsa Zsa Gabor is the Isaac Newton of the genre, she is the Albert Einstein – the person who reshaped the field in an unexpected, mind-bending way. (And I guess that makes Paris Hilton the James Clerk Maxwell, but I digress.)
    She understands the post-modern world of reality TV and celebrity better than anyone. The real Kim Kardashian is someone we never see; she is the actress who plays the “real” Kim Kardashian, a slightly dim party girl who fights with her sisters and seeks her ever-elusive true love. That Kim dresses well and looks good and doesn’t concern herself with much else.
    But that’s the real Kim Kardashian like the sweater-wearing, bumbling TV Ozzie Nelson was the real Ozzie Nelson. But where “Ozzie and Harriett” wore the veneer of fiction, Kim presents faux Kim as the real Kim – and she never lets her guard drop.
    The purpose of all of this is to make money off of the gullible few who believe the “real” Kim is the real Kim. And she does make money – lots of it.
    She reportedly hauled in $17.9 million just for the wedding special on E!, which a New York Times writer calculated as more than $10,000 an hour for the duration of the marriage.
    If most of us don’t buy the fiction, so what? The attention we give it just raises her profile, and helps maintain the ratings for “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the upcoming second season of “Kourtney and Kim Take New York,” which debuts Nov. 27 – a comfortable distance from the divorce news but not so far that we’ll have forgotten about it.
    Tune in at your own risk. The Kardashian shows are only worth watching if you are female and under 30 and have a two-digit IQ. But admire the genius of Kim Kardashian. She’s an American original.
    BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE

    If you want to avoid the Kardashians this month, there is much to choose from. Some of our favorite returning series started up again this week – “Top Chef,” “Burn Notice,” “Covert Affairs,” “Bones” – and “The Closer” and “Rizzoli & Isles” will be back after Thanksgiving.
    There are some notable new shows as well. AMC offers “Hell on Wheels,” a drama about the railroad business post-Civil War, that looks promising. So do two documentary reality series: “Vietnam in HD,” History Channel’s recounting of the Vietnam War, and TLC’s “All American Muslim.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/articles/kim-325238-kardashian-real.html
    You watch her on TV a lot?

  189. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  190. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  191. There is much more to the fact that President Obama now polls lower than President Bush did at fifty days into his presidency than merely what bi-partisan pollsters Schoen and Rasmussen were able to point out this week. In nearly every category of performance, President Obama has adeptly demonstrated that he is in over his head, and sinking fast. “We the people” sense his inability to make sound decisions and thusly, the President has wiped out nearly all of the Republican support he enjoyed not long ago, and Independents are not far behind.

    When you consider the sector of the Democratic base that thinks raising taxes on everyday working people is bad, you even begin to see a schism in his base not previously thought to be possible.

    Seriously, in nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems. At the end of the day something will change. President Obama will formulate new policies, or “We The People” will use a shepherd’s staff rather easily in 2012.

    In my syndicated column and on my blog, I have been tracking the number of campaign promises that he has broken. Yet many of these don’t even rise to half the level of importance on the issues that “We The People” are growing increasingly concerned about.

    On the economy, the unemployment numbers have skyrocketed in the opposite direction, escalating especially hard following the signing of his stimulus plan. The plan, according to leading ecconomists, that only dedicated roughly 3% of the total amount towards actual job creation. On this point Warren Buffet, one of President Obama’s strong supporters in the campaign, expressed grave reservation.

    One of the great lies that President Obama continues to try to perpetuate is to say that “going green” would jump start economic growth. At the same time, he restated in his address to Congress what he had said on the campaign trail: that no family earning less than $250,000 would see an increase in taxes. Yet every family in America is going to pay additional tax under his cap and trade program. By essentially punishing “evil big business” for carbon footprints, the feds claim they will tax said “evil” businesses to show them who’s boss. Oddly enough, those “evil” businesses will never feel the sting because they will pass the cost of the imposed taxes on to the consumer in the form of higher prices for simple things like electricty, natural gas, and whatever forms of energy they may use.

    On foreign relations he spoke loud and long about removing embarrassment from the reputation of the United States to our allies. He prompty begins his administration by giving the very first sit down interviews to networks run by our enemies. He then thrice insults Great Britain, our closest ally of all. He is left with major distance between his wishes and those of Israel, our closest ally in the mid-east. And topping it off, this past week his administration dealt with Brazil, our closest ally in South America, with the same kind of “White House gift shop” hospitality he had just kicked Great Britain in the knees with.

    On national security Chavez has taunted him, North Korea has threatened him, Iran has burned him in effigy, and Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela are plotting ways to put Russian long range bombers in our hemisphere and directly off our coast.

    On terrorism Iran, Al Qaeda, and bin Ladin are openly laughing at him. Maybe his giving Hamas — a terror group, on the international terror watch list — 90 million dollars, wasn’t quite the bold stroke of genius his cabinet told him it would be.

    No doubt, however, that President Obama’s most pressing problem with the public is the fact that now 83% of the American people say they are worried that the steps he has taken to fix the economy will have the opposite effect and make things worse. 82% of the American people say they are worried about the monstrous rise in the national debt. 78% of the American people believe inflation will come quickly. And 69% do not have any confidence in the role of government mandated solutions to the economy. There is also now no sense in the American people that the stimulus will have any positive effect any time soon. Only 60% hold out hope that it will have any impact realized four years from now.

    Most importantly by a margin of 12% the American people believe the stimulus will only help and unfairly benefit those who have already been irresponsible.

    Every single one of the actions described and taken in this piece are actions connected directly to Obama. Remember, a clear majority of Americans thought any form of stimulus help should have come primarily through reducing the tax burden, not saddling it up for rides into the sunset.

    We’ve heard the word “crisis” roll off the lips of the administration like syrup in recent days.

    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing
    But now, President Obama has one of his own. His policies are failing in every direction. “We The People” are worried.

    So for a man who campaigned on change, why not start practicing what you preach Mr. President?

    http://townhall.com/Columnists/KevinMcCullough/2009/03/15/why_the_polls_say_obama_is_worse_than_bush?page=full&comments=true
    “Can’t get anyone to pay attention to your rant on your own blog, so you’ve come trolling here, is that it?”

    No. I’ve been here for months now, racked up quite a few points. Look at my posting history. The opinions I give. does that look like someone who is trolling?

    “Say any silly thing you please on your own site…but the people who exchange information on Yahoo!Answers are neither your captive audience nor denizens of your private fishing pond waiting for a hook.”

    Oh wow. Look at who is the self appointed monitor of YA.

    90 percent of the stuff posted here are rants. I do post this for an exchange of information. Your problem is that its information you dont want to hear.

    “If you have a question, ask it. If you have a diatribe, find another platform.”

    Oh sheesh. Would you like to discuss the info contained in the article or not?
    “Nice rant.Your republican rant site doesn’t interest me though otherwise I’d turn on FOX news.Got a more credible source?”

    Another typical cliched liberal response. Cant find anything to dispute the information so wave it away by attacking the messenger, but not the message. Its a Rassmussen poll.
    “In reality, here is what last week’s WSJ/NBC poll found:

    “[Obama] is more popular than ever, Americans are hopeful about his leadership, and opposition Republicans are getting drubbed in public opinion”.

    Here is the last-week’s polling writeup from MSNBC.com:”

    You too attack the reliability of the source, then have the nerve to give me polls from NBC and MSNBC? And last weeks polls at that? The point of the polls is to show that Obamas populsarity is less than what Bush’s was at around the same time frame. Apparently that went way over your head.

  192. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  193. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?

  194. An Ohio sheriff known for taking extreme steps to crack down on undocumented immigrants and a Republican state representative are urging the state to pass an immigration law similar to the controversial one in Arizona.

    Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and state House Rep. Courtney Combs have sent a letter to Ohio Governor Ted Strickland asking him to pass a law that “mirrors” the one in Arizona, reports WLWT channel 5 in Cincinnati.

    “Our federal government has failed us when it comes to securing the border and stopping the flow of thousands of illegals entering this country on a daily basis,” WLWT quoted Rep. Jones as saying. “If the federal government won’t do it, it is time that states take that responsibility upon themselves.”

    Arizona’s law allows police to stop and question anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant, even if they don’t suspect that person of any other wrongdoing. Critics say the bill will lead to racial profiling, and some commentators have even compared the measure to race-based laws in Nazi Germany.

    For Sheriff Jones, the push to allow police greater powers to combat illegal immigration may be partly personal. Last week, his office paid $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought against Jones by a man who said he was unconstitutionally detained by deputies during a 2007 illegal immigrant raid on a construction site.

    Story continues below…
    ——————————————————————————–
    According to the Hamilton, Ohio, Journal-News, Luis Rodriguez had been living in Ohio for 11 years when he was arrested by Jones’ deputies, charged with providing false identification, and deported to Mexico. The charges against Rodriguez were later dropped.

    In a 2006 profile of Butler, Right Wing Watch described the sheriff as “running his own personal campaign against undocumented immigrants. … He’s taken out newspaper ads, he put up six billboards in the area with his personage warning ‘Hire an Illegal—Break the Law!’ and he even started his own blog on the web site of the sheriff’s office to organize a boycott of businesses that hire undocumented immigrants.”

    Rep. Combs, a Republican whose district includes the Cincinnati suburb of Hamilton, also has a track record of fighting undocumented immigrants. Last year he introduced a bill that would require employers to check the Social Security numbers of new employees to ensure they are in the US legally.

    “Combs said in May 2009 the bill [is] about giving jobs to Americans and taking away a paycheck from illegal immigrants during tough economic times,” the Dayton Daily News reports.

    WLWT reports that Combs and Jones hope to travel to Arizona to meet with Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the state’s immigration bill into law last week.

    Since the Arizona law came into force, it has been criticized by commentators and politicians who believe it goes too far. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who was Arizona’s governor until last year, has said her department will “review” the law. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has said the law will lead to racial discrimination and hate, and his government has issued a travel warning for Arizona. Even Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he believes the law may be unconstitutional.
    http://rawstory.com/rs/2010/0427/ohio-pressured-azstyle-immigrant-law/

  195. Hi people,

    I was wondering if people here could lend me a hand with the SEO on my companies website.

    I run a web and graphic design company in Dorset, UK. Working mainly locally and trying to target local businesses with our services.

    the URL is http://www.aztec-online.com

    I do have a reasonable SEO knowledge, but I am no expert. I will go through the steps I have already taken to improve my SEO and if there is anything I am doing wrong, or missed out please could you let me know.

    Currently we dont rank very well for many keywords except the company name ‘Aztec Online’ and 17th for ‘Web Design Wimborne’. The main keywords I would like to target are, ‘Web Design Dorset’, ‘Web Design Poole’, ‘Professional Web Design’, ‘Affordable Web Design’ and all these but for graphic design too.

    This is what I have currently done on the website: –
    Worked on site content, getting a keyword density of about 5 to 10%
    Optimised the image tags, with alts, filenames etc
    Optmised the Anchor tags, with titles and keywords within them as well as keywords in url
    used keywords in title, header tags
    made sure my keywords appear near the top and the bottom
    made sure google can see all my links
    bolded keywords
    supplied an address to help it rank bettter locally

    I am currently rebuilding a new website at http://www.aztec-online.com/AztecOnline2, which I am going to apply all the correct changes to in order to have a better chance of ranking well.

    I have also started to try and build up links by doing the following:-
    including a link on every clients website web create
    a small amount of blog comments
    article submission
    related directories and local directorys
    google local maps
    email marketing
    am about to start with a press release
    finally a few web design assoications

    I dont know what else I can do, and I don’t know how long it will take to start ranking. I have pretty much no budget for SEO, but I am also using AdWords.

    Can I get some advice from some of the friendly experts on here?