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Vanquishing boredom

outsidecat.com - 7 hours 41 min ago

When I was a teenager, there was a slip of newspaper taped to the fridge at my parent’s house. It was a quote: “Being bored is an insult to oneself.”

I took it to heart, probably because I didn’t want to be seen as unintelligent, and it uses the word ‘oneself’ which sounds fancy and snobby and it worked! In college I took photography classes, and realized that even in the most boring situations I could examine the the world and find something to frame up through my imaginary camera lens.

Yesterday, my kiddo stayed home with me all day, while I worked. At one point early in the afternoon she said she was bored. I’d just read a fantastic novel, one that made me feel adventurous, and curious, and like I can be a great parent and an interesting and interested adult. I remembered the main character saying something better suited to a smaller kiddo. I found the quote and shared with 80:

“That’s right,’ she told the girls. ‘You are bored. And I’m going to let you in on a little secret about life. You think it’s boring now? Well, it only gets more boring. The sooner you learn it’s on you to make life interesting, the better off you’ll be.”

~ Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette

I think this may become an even more important habit/pattern/skill, to be able to find contentment and interest in the world, without using a screen.

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Why I Decline to Be In Possession Of a Car

jakemohan.net - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:52

I don’t own this Ferrari. In truth, I don’t have a car in any way. Information available here.

Therefore, here is the text: I used to travel to the San Diego airport as soon as I had been returning from business trips; Paul might pick me up in his Lambo, switching heads. (Ladies might run as much as the car to provide Paul their cell phone numbers.)

But as for me personally, I didn’t like his car! My luggage didn’t easily fit into the shoe! I needed to support my baggage in my lap on the road home, as well as I could notice out the window!

This is exactly why I’d somewhat Paul pick-me-up in his Mazda. Do not misinterpret what I am stating: There’s nothing incorrect with good cars. I understand plenty of productive individuals that have good cars. For me, however, possessing a good car might keep me from really being a successful businessperson.

Therefore I’ve made a choice not to have a car. I would like to describe why.

There’s something unbelievably great about driving around in a Ferrari or a McLaren. You are going to change heads. These cars are showy, noisy and efficient. You’ve made it,? and get items to show it. You’re attractive, and you also understand it. But that’s about it.

Elegant car ownership is about the experience you get. The sensation of originality. Worth focusing on.

I’ve powered a Ferrari before. I have created some significant money by producing advertising for a different car dealership. But that’s maybe not my real passion or fascination with li Fe.

Positive, some folks are accurate car hobbyists or enthusiasts. But way too also several folks only want to encounter the sensation. Ultimately, they understand that it wears off before long plus and they are caught having a diminishing property they can’t also set several kilometers on.

So, what’s the car really for? From an operating or sensible viewpoint, perhaps not an entire lot.

I’ve designed my lifestyle to be extremely minimalist. I donâ??t have a house. I don’t own a car. I don’t have some key repeating expenditures. I use the Sam e-factor every evening. I consume the same factor. My li Fe is excessively essential. That’s the approach I’ve developed it.

The more points I a DD into my lifestyle — belongings, products, range, etc. — the more diverted I become. I can’t concentrate on essential points, which for me are my organizations and my associations.

A single automobile drops to the sounding distracting.? I don’t need the added repayments, trouble, fixes, servicing, upkeep and worry of possessing it. And the majority of all, I don’t want the diversion of seeking to pace across the race track as an alternative to operating. Besides, I don’t require it, since I have Uber or options for travel.

Car possession is yet another thing I eliminated so that you can provide me higher power and emphasis on what certainly meets me.

Plus, I’ve completed the 1=zn = z/NZ. I invest approximately 8.2 hrs a week in a car. That’s around 426 hrs per yr. Some people devote mo Re moment inside their cars weekly. I don’t indeed must drive to perform, but I need to proceed to meetings.

Let’s assume that the typical individual stays 4-0 hrs a week operating; I will be getting 10.5 workweeks more than my competitors. I ‘m capable of performing mo-Re hrs each yr than my opposition may, since I donâ??t push, while they do.

As a businessperson, the moment is funding. There isn’t plenty of time in the day. The organization that completes the quickest t-Ends to acquire. By using Uber rather than driving, I obtain 10.5 days a yr on my opposition.

For me personally, the cause I don’t own a car is easy: I elect to target my energy, enthusiasm and cash on issues that certainly matter in my experience. For me, that family members and buddies. Utilizing Uber aids me enhance my period, which permits me to devote these additional 426 hrs a yr on which is essential to me the many.

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Ameritrue Real Estate & Management, Utah County

jakemohan.net - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 13:32
Methods To Grow And Have Your Own Profitable Real Estate Business

If you want to maintain a profitable real estate consulting company, you need to focus on keeping customers happy. When you leave your customers unhappy, there’s a chance they will stop buying products from you, giving your company a less than positive reputation. Provide your customers with the highest level of service that you can to keep reviews on your real estate services business more positive than negative. Ameritrue Real Estate & Management, Utah County offers these few hints that can assist in keeping your customers happy and making new ones along the way.

Profitable real estate services business plans have goals that grow effectively with the real estate consulting company. You will be in a position to run a company that’s lucrative if only you have a comprehensive, clear business strategy that has specific and realistic goals. Point by point objectives license you to delineate arrangement for the plausible accomplishment of your association. Starting with a buildup of smaller goals in succession is much simpler than attempting to achieve a single, major aim that’s too complex; you will need to ensure that your targets are definitely the right size to be managed.

If it’s your first real estate services business or you’ve been down the road before, beginning another real estate and management is constantly troublesome. Don’t dive into business until you have learned extensively about the markets you want to operate in. You could build a lucrative business, with the right careful planning. Take full advantage of the few online assets that the web gives.

Even if real estate services business is going well, avoid becoming complacent. With regards to being fruitful in a business, overseeing it with steady arranging and experimenting with new thoughts that expansion advancement are an absolute necessity. Your business can become a lot more lucrative when you depend on your ability to focus and commit 100% of your efforts to making your real estate consulting company prosper. Ensuring that your business remains afloat during times of hardship will probably be easier if your real estate services business is capable of quickly changing and is particularly continually searching for means of improvement.

Be cautious when you work with someone new to start working at your real estate services business. Before bringing new people in, you’ll need to ensure that they have the necessary experience and certifications. Those people that are new additions to your business deserve adequate training so that they have the opportunity to be the best they can be. Keep in mind, the most successful businesses are formed because workers are working hard and are happy with their overall job.

Excellent service is one of the most crucial factors in developing repeat customers for your real estate services business. Customers look for consistently excellent customer service and are likely to jump ship to the competition if they don’t receive it. Setting and keeping lofty standards encourages repeat business from your customers, especially when you’re rolling out new services. The businesses you have the most to be concerned about are really the ones that can compete on customer service as well as product quality.

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Easy Baby Gender Quiz

jakemohan.net - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 09:31
Use These Tips To Run A Popular Baby Gender Predictor Stress-free

To design an effective, hard-working easy baby gender quiz, you need to do the appropriate research and complete a thoughtful exercise in market segmentation. Identify your target market and plan your advertising activities to reach it. If you don’t do this work, your customers might be confused about your goods. To create a Baby Gender Predictor that works hard for your company, follow the handy hints in this short article.

Web marketing efforts ought to be complemented with offline promotions. A physical presence is reassuring for many customers; they like to know that real people they can see and speak with own the company. Using your logo on your letter head, business cards and marketing materials is a good way to strengthen your brand identity. Should something go wrong with a purchase, customers will feel reassured knowing you have a physical store they can turn to for assistance.

In order to improve your search engine results, you should consider using quite a few domain names. The key phrases you choose are necessary to drawing in relevant visitors from search engine results. Successful internet business owners know the value of incorporating key phrases into your domain name. Keeping your Baby Gender Predictor filled with relevant content will also help your search engine ranking.

It’s highly important when designing a Baby Gender Predictor to have a high rate of speed. The speed that you’re working with in the internet hosting company should be of high caliber for it to increase the overall operating speed. To boost the functionality and Baby Gender Predictor’s speed, it’s advisable to use CSS. Choose a Baby Gender Predictor designer that can achieve the fastest speed results on a Baby Gender Predictor.

Take advantage of the wide variety of resources open to you when you are looking for images. Keeping in mind the end goal to give your site an alive and alluring look, utilize photographs. Copyright-free images can be obtained from various Baby Gender Predictors. When selecting a picture, ensure that it fits perfectly with your brand and with the written content on your site.

Selected key phrases of a Baby Gender Predictor should correlate very closely with the content. If you put an emphasis on key phrases that do not align with your web page, you will attract the wrong visitors. The reputation of your online site can be destroyed if you use the wrong key phrases. Ensure you have a Baby Gender Predictor designer look at and pick apart your web page so that you can improve it.

Hard-working Baby Gender Predictors generate new subscribers and collect email addresses, which can then be used for marketing purposes. There’s a positive correlation between the number of subscribers you have and the prospective customers of your business. The Baby Gender Predictors that perform the very best use email marketing. Providing multiple places on your Baby Gender Predictor where visitors can create an account or sign up for email newsletters and also other communications increases the probability that they’ll take advantage of the opportunity to do so.

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bill oreilly

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

It is a strange day when I agree with most fo what bill oreilly has to say.

http://clips.mediamatters.org/static/video/oreilly-20060523-dailyshow.mov
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The Competitive Enterprise Institute

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has produced two 60-second television spots focusing on what they call the "alleged" global warming crisis and the calls by some environmental groups and politicians for reduced energy use. The ads are airing in 14 U.S. cities from May 18 to May 28, 2006. These ads are a priceless example of good lobbyist propaganda at work. They even site scientific studies falsely.
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A British TV Commercial for Testicular Cancer Checks

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00
A British TV Commercial for Testicular Cancer Checks
http://www.icr.ac.uk/everyman/rachelgetsfruity/flash.html
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White House Celebrates Fifth Straight Year Without Oral Sex

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00
White House Celebrates Fifth Straight Year Without Oral Sex
The Onion
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/43901

WASHINGTON, DC—With 2005 drawing to a close, the White House held a special ceremony in the East Room Saturday to commemorate its fifth year without any sort of oral-genital contact within its historic confines. "This administration has upheld its promise to restore dignity to the White House," President Bush said. "I can assure that no one—including myself, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, 'Scooter' Libby, or Condi Rice—has been the recipient, or provider, of the kind of unnatural, depraved, and frankly gross sexual act that, not too long ago, disgraced this office in the eyes of the world." Bush was then joined on stage by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and Tom DeLay to cut a perfectly square, frostingless vanilla cake made especially for the occasion.
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An Incontinent Truth

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

Here is the unedited version of the email I sent out to THE ENTIRE faculty of the school for which I work:

Last night I saw Al Gore's new movie An Incontinent Truth. It is a documentary that details his life long quest to educate people about global warming. I found this movie to be an extremely entertaining, enlightening, and assumption shattering experience. The scientific evidence that he has gathered is fascinating and terrifying. He pushes his politics aside and focuses on the moral obligation we have to give this planet to our children in a livable state.

Please consider taking some time to check this film out over the vacation. Here is a link to the preview if you are interested.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount_classics/aninconvenienttruth/

Have a wonderful summer,
Adam

Here are the responses that I got back:



It's "An INCONVENIENT Truth." Incontinent is something else entirely.

in just know you meant to say "inconvenient" as opposed to "incontinent." some
or our older faculty must bust you one upside the head (smile).

anyway, I TOTALLY agree with you thought i haven't seen the film YET.
i hear GREAT things about it and i look forward to seeing it soon.

Incontinent--he, he, he...I think you meant to write An Inconvenient Truth!

It looks great, Adam, I'm looking forward to seeing it. btw "inconvenient" is probably not a word that dyslexic people should be let loose on :-) David

Thanks for your recommendation to see Al Gore's film. It was one that we put on our to-see list, but now it's at the top of that list.

However, I think that your spell check did you an injustice. People who wear Depends know incontinent truths. The one that Gore is exposing is inconvenient.

incontinent? or inconvenient? 2 very different meanings...

I hope Al Gore wasn't incontinent during the filming!

Adam, it's an "inconvenient" truth. Incontinent is when you cannot hold your urine or feces.

Dear hermano, Did you mean "inconvenient" truth....I laughed so hard I almost fell out of my chair! Mirth aside, if Al Gore ran I would vote for him in about one milisecond...incontinent or otherwise! Ciao!

The whole subject really pisses me off, too... but I think the movie is
titled "An Inconvenient Truth", not "An Incontinent Truth". It's a humorous
twist, to be sure...

Are you pissed off too? I totally did not catch your mistake. I just read exactly what you meant.


and my follow up response.

The red faced embarrassment I feel over this particular spell check gone awry is only partially offset by the kind, supportive and humorous responses I received from our forgiving faculty. Thank you to those of you who still found the meaning behind my message. The movie is An Inconvenient Truth. Its playing at 68th Street and The Landmark Theater.

Adam
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Green Tea May Not Cure

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00


FDA Rejects Health Claim for Green Tea

By ANDREW BRIDGES, Associated Press WriterTue May 9, 9:22 PM ET

There is no credible scientific evidence that drinking green tea reduces the risk of heart disease, federal regulators said Tuesday in rejecting a petition that sought to allow tea labels to make that claim.

The Food and Drug Administration said it reviewed 105 articles and other publications submitted as part of the petition but could find no evidence to support claims of the beverage's health benefits.

"FDA concludes there is no credible evidence to support qualified health claims for green tea or green tea extract and a reduction of a number of risk factors associated with CVD" or cardiovascular disease, Barbara O. Schneeman, director of the agency's Office of Nutritional Products, Labeling and Dietary Supplements, wrote in a letter denying the petition. The FDA posted the letter to its Web site Tuesday.

Ito En Ltd., a Japanese company that bills itself as the world's largest green tea company, and its U.S. subsidiary, Ito En (North America) Inc., petitioned the FDA in June 2005, seeking to make the claim that drinking at least five ounces of green tea a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

A message left for a spokesman for Ito En (North America) Inc. was not immediately returned late Tuesday. A message left for the AAC Consulting Group, a Rockville, Md. company that filed the actual petition, also was not immediately returned.

Green tea is brewed from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, also known as Thea sinensis. Unlike black and oolong tea, green tea is made from unfermented tea leaves.

The FDA previously has said that green tea likely does not reduce breast, prostate or any other type of cancer risk.

Nonetheless, the belief that drinking green tea confers health benefits has driven its popularity over the last decade, the Tea Association of the United States has said.

A health claim, in the language of the FDA, characterizes the relationship between a substance and a reduction in the risk of contracting a particular disease.

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On the Net:

Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/

Tea Association of the United States: http://www.teausa.com/
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Big Mind

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

I saw a Buddhist Zen Master speak this weekend at The Chapel of sacred mirrors. His name is Genpo Roshi and I was very impressed by the things he had to say. Here are two paraphrased quotes:

"When you allow yourself to be subjected to something, whether it is abuse, or the teachings of the Buddha, you become what you subject your self to. If you subject yourself to abuse then you can become an abuser, if you subject yourself to the Buddha, you can become the Buddha."

"My teacher said to me, 'I don't trust anyone who is not in contact with their vulnerable child.' At that time, in 1982, he was talking about not trusting me."

If you are looking for a beginning understanding of "The Way" I strongly recommend hearing Genpo Speak or picking up a copy of The Tao. A quote from The Tao:

"Intelligent people know others.
Enlightened people know themselves.

You can conquer others with power,
But it takes true strength to conquer yourself.

Ambitious people force their will on others,
But content people are already wealthy.

Prudent people will abide.
People unconquered by the idea of death will live long.
People who live according to their means last long."

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America The Beautiful

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

Here is Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House Correspondent's dinner on Saturday. It is an unbelievable sight to watch Bush being forced to sit still with a smile on his face while a list of his failures is intelligently and accurately read aloud to him. We genuinely live in a great country where you can not-so-covertly tell a sitting President he is a screw up to his face and not end up on a CIA hit list. As my friend Dana said to me "it will make you laugh, it will make you cry. enjoy!"

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STEPHEN COLBERT: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Before I begin, I've been asked to make an announcement. Whoever parked 14 black bulletproof S.U.V.'s out front, could you please move them? They are blocking in 14 other black bulletproof S.U.V.'s and they need to get out.

Wow. Wow, what an honor. The White House correspondents' dinner. To actually sit here, at the same table with my hero, George W. Bush, to be this close to the man. I feel like I'm dreaming. Somebody pinch me. You know what? I'm a pretty sound sleeper -- that may not be enough. Somebody shoot me in the face. Is he really not here tonight? Dammit. The one guy who could have helped.

By the way, before I get started, if anybody needs anything else at their tables, just speak slowly and clearly into your table numbers. Somebody from the NSA will be right over with a cocktail. Mark Smith, ladies and gentlemen of the press corps, Madame First Lady, Mr. President, my name is Stephen Colbert and tonight it's my privilege to celebrate this president. We're not so different, he and I. We get it. We're not brainiacs on the nerd patrol. We're not members of the factinista. We go straight from the gut, right sir? That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book.

Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works. Every night on my show, the Colbert Report, I speak straight from the gut, OK? I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. I call it the "No Fact Zone." Fox News, I hold a copyright on that term.

I'm a simple man with a simple mind. I hold a simple set of beliefs that I live by. Number one, I believe in America. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states. And I cannot wait to see how the Washington Post spins that one tomorrow. I believe in democracy. I believe democracy is our greatest export. At least until China figures out a way to stamp it out of plastic for three cents a unit.

In fact, Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong, welcome. Your great country makes our Happy Meals possible. I said it's a celebration. I believe the government that governs best is the government that governs least. And by these standards, we have set up a fabulous government in Iraq.

I believe in pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. I believe it is possible -- I saw this guy do it once in Cirque du Soleil. It was magical. And though I am a committed Christian, I believe that everyone has the right to their own religion, be you Hindu, Jewish or Muslim. I believe there are infinite paths to accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior.

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe it's yogurt. But I refuse to believe it's not butter. Most of all, I believe in this president.

Now, I know there are some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in "reality." And reality has a well-known liberal bias.

So, Mr. President, please, pay no attention to the people that say the glass is half full. 32% means the glass -- it's important to set up your jokes properly, sir. Sir, pay no attention to the people who say the glass is half empty, because 32% means it's 2/3 empty. There's still some liquid in that glass is my point, but I wouldn't drink it. The last third is usually backwash. Okay, look, folks, my point is that I don't believe this is a low point in this presidency. I believe it is just a lull before a comeback.

I mean, it's like the movie "Rocky." All right. The president in this case is Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed is -- everything else in the world. It's the tenth round. He's bloodied. His corner man, Mick, who in this case I guess would be the vice president, he's yelling, "Cut me, Dick, cut me!," and every time he falls everyone says, "Stay down! Stay down!" Does he stay down? No. Like Rocky, he gets back up, and in the end he -- actually, he loses in the first movie.

OK. Doesn't matter. The point is it is the heart-warming story of a man who was repeatedly punched in the face. So don't pay attention to the approval ratings that say 68% of Americans disapprove of the job this man is doing. I ask you this, does that not also logically mean that 68% approve of the job he's not doing? Think about it. I haven't.

I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound -- with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.

Now, there may be an energy crisis. This president has a very forward-thinking energy policy. Why do you think he's down on the ranch cutting that brush all the time? He's trying to create an alternative energy source. By 2008 we will have a mesquite-powered car!

And I just like the guy. He's a good joe. Obviously loves his wife, calls her his better half. And polls show America agrees. She's a true lady and a wonderful woman. But I just have one beef, ma'am.

I'm sorry, but this reading initiative. I'm sorry, I've never been a fan of books. I don't trust them. They're all fact, no heart. I mean, they're elitist, telling us what is or isn't true, or what did or didn't happen. Who's Britannica to tell me the Panama Canal was built in 1914? If I want to say it was built in 1941, that's my right as an American! I'm with the president, let history decide what did or did not happen.

The greatest thing about this man is he's steady. You know where he stands. He believes the same thing Wednesday that he believed on Monday, no matter what happened Tuesday. Events can change; this man's beliefs never will. As excited as I am to be here with the president, I am appalled to be surrounded by the liberal media that is destroying America, with the exception of Fox News. Fox News gives you both sides of every story: the president's side, and the vice president's side.

But the rest of you, what are you thinking, reporting on NSA wiretapping or secret prisons in eastern Europe? Those things are secret for a very important reason: they're super-depressing. And if that's your goal, well, misery accomplished. Over the last five years you people were so good -- over tax cuts, WMD intelligence, the effect of global warming. We Americans didn't want to know, and you had the courtesy not to try to find out. Those were good times, as far as we knew.

But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works: the president makes decisions. He's the decider. The press secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Just put 'em through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know - fiction!

Because really, what incentive do these people have to answer your questions, after all? I mean, nothing satisfies you. Everybody asks for personnel changes. So the White House has personnel changes. Then you write, "Oh, they're just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." First of all, that is a terrible metaphor. This administration is not sinking. This administration is soaring. If anything, they are rearranging the deck chairs on the Hindenburg!

Now, it's not all bad guys out there. Some are heroes: Christopher Buckley, Jeff Sacks, Ken Burns, Bob Schieffer. They've all been on my show. By the way, Mr. President, thank you for agreeing to be on my show. I was just as shocked as everyone here is, I promise you. How's Tuesday for you? I've got Frank Rich, but we can bump him. And I mean bump him. I know a guy. Say the word.

See who we've got here tonight. General Moseley, Air Force Chief of Staff. General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They still support Rumsfeld. Right, you guys aren't retired yet, right? Right, they still support Rumsfeld.

Look, by the way, I've got a theory about how to handle these retired generals causing all this trouble: don't let them retire! Come on, we've got a stop-loss program; let's use it on these guys. I've seen Zinni and that crowd on Wolf Blitzer. If you're strong enough to go on one of those pundit shows, you can stand on a bank of computers and order men into battle. Come on.

Jesse Jackson is here, the Reverend. Haven't heard from the Reverend in a little while. I had him on the show. Very interesting and challenging interview. You can ask him anything, but he's going to say what he wants, at the pace that he wants. It's like boxing a glacier. Enjoy that metaphor, by the way, because your grandchildren will have no idea what a glacier is.

Justice Scalia is here. Welcome, sir. May I be the first to say, you look fantastic. How are you? [After each sentence, Colbert makes a hand gesture, an allusion to Scalia's recent use of an obscene Sicilian hand gesture in speaking to a reporter about Scalia's critics. Scalia is seen laughing hysterically.] Just talking some Sicilian with my paisan.

John McCain is here. John McCain, John McCain, what a maverick! Somebody find out what fork he used on his salad, because I guarantee you it wasn't a salad fork. This guy could have used a spoon! There's no predicting him. By the way, Senator McCain, it's so wonderful to see you coming back into the Republican fold. I have a summer house in South Carolina; look me up when you go to speak at Bob Jones University. So glad you've seen the light, sir.

Mayor Nagin! Mayor Nagin is here from New Orleans, the chocolate city! Yeah, give it up. Mayor Nagin, I'd like to welcome you to Washington, D.C., the chocolate city with a marshmallow center. And a graham cracker crust of corruption. It's a Mallomar, I guess is what I'm describing, a seasonal cookie.

Joe Wilson is here, Joe Wilson right down here in front, the most famous husband since Desi Arnaz. And of course he brought along his lovely wife Valerie Plame. Oh, my god! Oh, what have I said? [looks horrified] I am sorry, Mr. President, I meant to say he brought along his lovely wife Joe Wilson's wife. Patrick Fitzgerald is not here tonight? OK. Dodged a bullet.

And, of course, we can't forget the man of the hour, new press secretary, Tony Snow. Secret Service name, "Snow Job." Toughest job. What a hero! Took the second toughest job in government, next to, of course, the ambassador to Iraq.

Got some big shoes to fill, Tony. Big shoes to fill. Scott McClellan could say nothing like nobody else. McClellan, of course, eager to retire. Really felt like he needed to spend more time with Andrew Card's children. Mr. President, I wish you hadn't made the decision so quickly, sir.

I was vying for the job myself. I think I would have made a fabulous press secretary. I have nothing but contempt for these people. I know how to handle these clowns. In fact, sir, I brought along an audition tape and with your indulgence, I'd like to at least give it a shot. So, ladies and gentlemen, my press conference.
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Net Neutrality

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

We currently live in an era of "Net Neutrality". What this means is that the company who provides you with your access to the internet, your ISP(Internet Service Provider), has no power over the content that you choose to view. They are a "neutral" intermediary between your computer and the content you wish to view. Internet service providers all over the country like AOL, Verizon and TimeWarner/Road Runner, are trying to get congress to legislate an end to net neutrality. A congressional committee is preparing to take the issue up next week. The ISPs feel that since they are providing you with the access, they should be able to control what websites and services you are able to view. This is a purely profit driven motive. Google is making millions of dollars by providing a search engine to people.


A scenario that could occur if net neutrality were to go away: Verizon would prefer you to use their search engine or a search engine that they have signed an exclusive agreement with, regardless of it being inferior to Google, because then Verizon would make a profit from your use of their search tool. If Verizon is your ISP they could legally block or slow down Google so that you would use their site instead. Another possibility deals with the realm of Voice Over IP (VOIP), a technology that lets you make long distance phone calls over the internet at greatly reduced rates. Vonage is the current leader in this industry, however, both Time Warner and Verizon are getting into the market. If Time Warner is your ISP and you are using their competitor Vonage for VOIP, they could choose to block Vonage and force you to use their own VOIP service instead. Even scarier are some things that are already happening.


Last year, Canada’s version of AT&T - Telus - blocked their Internet customers from visiting a Web site sympathetic to workers with whom Telus was negotiating. Shaw, a major Canadian cable TV company, charges an extra $10 a month to subscribers who choose to use a competing Internet telephone service. Canada's laws may permit this, but do we want ours to?
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President Hu's White House Visit

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

Wenyi Wang, 47, is escorted from the camera stand by Secret Service, after she disrupted Hu's speech on the South Lawn of the White House. She interrupted the ceremony by shouting to President Bush to stop the Chinese president from "persecuting the Falun Gong."
(Charles Dharapak/ AP Photo )
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Al Gore if Back!

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

An Inconvenient Truth is Al gore's new documentary on global warming. The trailer is amazing and the science is scary.

Watch the trailer and Visit the official website

"Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the world’s scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet’s climate system into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer heat waves beyond anything we have ever experienced- a catastrophe of our own making. "
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Ask A Ninja: Question 14 "Ninja Gifts"

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00

The weekly podcast of a question-answering ninja. I would like to elaborate, but the only explanation comes from watching...

Watch Video - Ask A Ninja: Question 14 "Ninja Gifts"
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dysgraphia (n)

Green Tea Cures - Fri, 01/28/2011 - 22:00
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Legal Tender

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What I'm up to

Blogsmagoria - Wed, 07/04/2007 - 02:00
I am fully situated at NPR New York as the video producer for a new morning show, "The Bryant Park Project." It's such an awesome job and I'm really stoked to be working with so many amazing people. I've also done some work with NPR & National Geographic on a few pieces that I think are really cool. Anyway, it's nice to be doing something a little less staid and serious for a change...

Below are some links to some of the stuff I worked on in the last few weeks...from stupid to interesting.



  • the Elevator Effect


  • Bryant Park: R2R


  • the Cyclone turns 80


  • it's all about Carbon (parts 1, 2 &3):
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