Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Conservative Action Alerts: Obama Shuts Down Gibson Guitars of Tennessee

This sounds like something out of a novel, not real life. From Conservative Action Alerts: 

Armed agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Homeland Security raided Gibson Guitar corporate headquarters in Tennessee and four of their factories, and confiscated 24 pallets of Indian rosewood and ebony, as well as guitars (more than $500,000 in products) and computer files.


The raid cost Gibson more than $1 million in lost profits, because the company was forced to shut down production and send hundreds of workers home - after they were interrogated by Homeland Security.

Yet to this date, NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. Obama's D of Justice is stalling and forcing Gibson Guitar out of business ... or at least, overseas.

Many have speculated that Obama is attacking Gibson because their CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, is a big contributor to Republican candidates...AND they operate non-union manufacturing plants.

This might sound far-fetched at first, until one learns that Gibson Guitar's top competitors -- who are unionized and big supporters of Obama - have not been raided, and they, too, import the same products from India. 


More at:

Why Did Armed Federal Agents Shut Down Gibson Guitars?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pyramid Schemes: How to Identify & Avoid Them



Pyramid Schemes: How to Identify & Avoid Them

There really is something called a pyramid scheme, and I will get into that in a minute. First I want to clarify that the term "pyramid scheme" has been misapplied by many as a term to describe all multi-level marketing businesses (as well as big government and capitalism -- see t-shirts below), and the purpose of this lens is to clear up some of the confusion the term "pyramid scheme" brings.

More at:
Pyramid Schemes: How to Identify & Avoid Them -- Squidoo

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Direct Selling Tips

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Direct Selling Tips


Direct Selling Tips

More and more people are turning to various forms of entrepreneurship as the economy has caused traditional 9 - 5 jobs to not only become less available, but less dependable. Franchises, self employment, and direct marketing jobs have been gaining in popularity in recent years.

More at:
http://www.squidoo.com/direct-selling-tips

Friday, February 17, 2012

43rd Annual GMA Dove Nominee Announcement, Awards to Be Held in Atlanta

43rd Annual GMA Dove Nominee Announcement, Awards to Be Held in Atlanta

World Heavyweight Champion wrestler AJ Styles will join R&B artist Montell Jordan, BET program host CoCo Brother, and comedian Chonda Pierce to announce the nominees for the 43rd Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards at a press conference on Wed., Feb. 22 at 11AM ET at The Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, GA.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy St Valentine's Day 2012!

 Valentine's Day History

Who was St Valentine? - the Legend of St. Valentine

Not much is known about the true origins of Valentines Day or who the real St. Valentine was. The Catholic Encyclopedia indicates that the saint whose feast was celebrated on the day now known as St. Valentine's Day was possibly one of these three martyred men named Valentinus...
Continued at Who was St Valentine? - the Legend of St. Valentine - Yahoo! Voices

Valentine's Day Poetry
Valentine's Day Music

Valentine's Day Activities

Valentine's Day Movies 
You Again' with Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver Coming to DVD/Blu-Ray Feb. 8 - Movie Review
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing the romantic comedy "You Again" just in time for Valentine's Day on DVD and Blu-ray this February 8th.


Valentine's Day Misc.
Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Valentine's Day!
The most romantic of the holidays occurs on February 14 each years on Valentine's Day, which has become associated with hearts, cupids, cards, flowers, lace... 
 
 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The gospel according to Whitney Houston: Whitney's gospel roots (gospel videos included)


The gospel according to Whitney Houston: Whitney's gospel roots (gospel videos included)

Whitney Houston, who released her new album, I Look To You, on August 31, 2009, has led a tumultuous life since reaching stardom with her self-titled debut album in 1985. However, before her rise to fame, her doomed marriage to Bobby Brown and subsequent drug use, Whitney Houston lived an almost charmed life.

Whitney Houston found dead at 48 on Grammy eve


Gospel and pop diva Whitney Houston was found dead at 48 on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Her publicist confirmed the multiple-award-winning singer died to the Associated Press. The cause of death is not yet known.

via Whitney Houston found dead at 48 on Grammy eve - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment | Examiner.com.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Health & weight: What is vanity sizing?

Health & weight: What is vanity sizing?

When I was growing up, there were no clothes sized 0, much less 00. Something happened over the past few decades to cause the need for smaller sizes. The problem arose because manufacturers have been making women's clothes sizes fit increasingly larger bodies--a practice known as vanity sizing.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Media Accused of 'Abortion-Blinders' in Komen Case | Christian Activities



Media Accused of 'Abortion-Blinders' in Komen Case

Most pro-life Americans watched the see-sawing coverage coming from the news that Planned Parenthood may – or may not – be losing funding from the Susan G. Komen Foundation with varying degrees of delight, dismay and confusion as Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation flip flopped on their Planned Parenthood decision. But clearly seen during the media firestorm was the strong bias among reporters in favor of abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

More at: Media Accused of 'Abortion-Blinders' in Komen Case | Christian Activities

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentines for Vets Delivers Expressions of Love, Support, Appreciation to Veterans for Valentine's Day | Christian Activities


Valentines for Vets Delivers Expressions of Love, Support, Appreciation to Veterans for Valentine's Day

Generation Opportunity, a rapidly growing organization with over 2.3 million Facebook fans that is mobilizing young adults through a strategy based on social media and ground operations, is proud to announce its new "Valentines for Vets" initiative for Valentine's Day 2012.
More at: Valentines for Vets Delivers Expressions of Love, Support, Appreciation to Veterans for Valentine's Day | Christian Activities

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

family | California Courts Ignore Will of People by Invalidating Proposition 8 | Christian Activities



California Courts Ignore Will of People by Invalidating Proposition 8

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that codified the traditional definition of marriage, is invalid and unconstitutional.

Read more: family | California Courts Ignore Will of People by Invalidating Proposition 8 | Christian Activities

Monday, February 6, 2012

Eric Roper of Landmark Construction in Nashville: PLEASE FINISH THE JOB

 This is my small mirror thumb-tacked to the wall of the small bathroom that has been without wallpaper and most fixtures for MONTHS which I am waiting for Eric Roper of Landmark Construction (who has been paid in advance) to get out here and finish the job.


I am still trying to get Eric Roper of Landmark Construction in Nashville to return phone messages and email, even though I see him on Gmail when I am on (because his chat icon turns green and I email him at those times: Jan. 30, Feb. 5). What do you do when a contractors isn't professional or courteous enough to return calls on a job he hasn't finished and was paid in advance to finish?  Perhaps posting a message on my blog will lend some weight to my attempts to communicate.



I find it hard to believe Eric Roper of Landmark Construction in Nashville is still dragging his heels on a job he was hired to do the summer of 2011 and paid a deposit on at the beginning of September 2011. His men showed up randomly and did careless work with sloppy short cuts and needless delays. It took much longer for Landmark's people to do work carelessly and then have to come back and try to fix it, but I do not understand the weeks, even months between times Landmark showed up. They dragged out what was a relatively small job for over half a year.



It has now been almost 3 weeks since the very small kitchen tile job was finally finished that Landmark's men originally did such a bad job on, as well as since Landmark tried to correct the issue of paint not matching on the stairs. The paint still doesn't match, and I am still missing the light cover for the LED lights as well as the light for the utility room, but other than that, the ONLY THING Landmark needs to finish was the very small half bath and some minor touch up.

I signed over the last check for $3,500 from Farmers to Landmark at the beginning of January, and it was my understanding that after Landmark was here in mid January to finish the tile job, they would be right back to finish this bathroom job they were paid an advance on September 5, 2011.


I told Landmark that Farmers canceled my insurance, and I cannot get new insurance until this claim is settled, so Landmark is knowingly leaving me in a situation when I cannot get home insurance with their needless delays. It almost seems like they might be using these delays as punishment for pointing out what a poor job the Landmark Construction team did on my tile that required doing over.



For a company that claims to pay attention to what "the Big Man Upstairs" thinks, Landmark Construction sure has a funny way of walking out their faith, leaving a retirement-aged woman with a back disability in this shape for months while they drag this job out, and knowing that their delays are delaying this claim being settled and preventing me from getting homeowner's protection.

Note to Landmark Construction: Please come back and finish the small job you were hired to do in July 2011, paid an advance up front to start on Sept, 5, 2011 and which you were paid to finish at the beginning of Jan. 2012, and still have not finished as of February 6, 2012. Landmark Construction has fallen into that growing category of contractors who have become known for their unreliability and unprofessionalism -- the kind they make fun of on TV sitcoms. Thankfully, for every Landmark Construction, Smith Construction and DestructAll out there, there are reputable companies and contractors like Wise Construction, the Lee Company and others that help redeem the construction/contractor industry.

Why the Lee Company Has Been in Business Since 1944

Where Is the Landmark Construction (Nashville) Tile Guy?

Tile Update Dec. 23: More Problems with Tile

Tile Update: Dec. 22

Decking the Halls and Walls - Landmark Construction Is Finally HERE!

Msg. to Eric Roper of Landmark Construction in Nashville

 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Top 10 Christian Love Songs for Valentine's Day | Christian Activities.

http://www.christianactivities.com/top-ten-christian-love-songs-valentines-day (via shareaholic)


Valentines Day is right around the corner, so I thought I would share my personal top ten list of Christian love songs. These are songs that were all recorded by artists who have recorded gospel albums.
via musicreviews | Top Ten Christian Love Songs for Valentine's Day | Christian Activities.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How Does Angelina Jolie Keep Her Skin Flawless?


What does actress Angelina Jolie do to keep her skin flawless?

Get the Rodan + Fields Anti-Age AMP MD Delivery System with Micro-Needle Roller HERE!

In July 2009 “The Frisky” told its readers Angelina Jolie’s new beauty secret when it said “Angie is allegedly into a bizarre (what else is new?) treatment called derma rolling that involves taking a roller of teeny needles to your face to make small punctures all over your skin.” See Roll Like Angelina Jolie with AMP MD Micro-Needle Roller (with Video)
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Photo of Angelina Jolie at the Cannes film festival by Georges Biard from Wikimedia Commons