Friday, May 16, 2008

What the Mind Creates the Hands Can Sell

Yep, you can own a piece of America for free ! Smarty... one inch ? Okay, so my suggestion to everyone who buys it is this... we all get together and put our one inch pieces on an adjoining area and use legos to design enough space whereas we could possibly use it as a time share vacation spot. Haha ! Now, if you are really ambitious, you could actually have a piece of the entire universe according to this seller. Now, why couldn't I think of that. Overhead equals zero. There are no capital investments. Very creative minds at work here. Oh, I thought the same thing about painted rocks but I've come up with a cute idea of my own and it's cheaper and quicker. I just add plastic eye balls to any rocks and I had, at one time, over 100 of them stacked against the outside wall of my cordwood home in the mountains. No, I don't care if you steal the idea. They seem to take on a personality of their own once the various size eyes are added. They actually have expressions. :)
Anyway, there's a lot of other people out there with some awesome, yet, much ignored inventions and ideas for stuff. Thought you might not have seen Wacky Inventions yet. Hey, you never know... one idea can lead to others. Like Newton said " Energy is never destroyed, only transferred from one mind to the next ". Something like that anyhow. Just one more thing. Nobody should ever neglect to sign up for Ehow's newsletter. I find all kinds of great ideas in there. If you're interested in finding an idea for something to sell, try something to do with t-shirts, for example. Something everyone on the planet uses at some time or other. This article describes how to design your own shirts using spray paint.
Need to get your creative juices flowing and can't come up with anything constructive, just tap into the internet.
If you click on the link to this blog entry you will see a few of the crafts I've done. It's just a handful and I'm not selling online. I just needed a place to store some of my pics and tell others how to do them. It's free.
Ciao!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Blogs I Actually Read Part 3

Take a look on my side bar and scroll down to where my list of " My Kind of People " is and you'll find Ridge Walker on there. At the top of the side bar you'll notice a scrolling widget from Rate It All which is where I met him. His blog is worth the read. He's intelegent and witty and filled with good advice.
I think I met Mari-Lyn from http://www.heartatworkonline.org/wp-marketing/ through Technorati. At any rate, if you are at all into making and/or selling crafts you'll find her blog as well as her main site both interesting and informative.
You bet I read Jack's posts at the Cafferty File. Always a good idea to keep up with the demogogues and I happen to love the guy's sense of sarcasm which at times can be mistaken for something more intense. ;)
Speaking of demogogues, Defense Tech could not make things much clearer and you won't have to read much if any political material in between. Very up to date reads.
Makezine is more than just any old techy blog. It's the latest and greatest and some of the most difficult to understand material you may or may not want to read of. I happen to love it... even the parts I don't comprehend.
Don't be without the Search Engine Journal if you have any interest at all about online life. Here's a link to the post that first caught my attention... 125 Social Bookmarking Sites.
You'll find a slew of interesting articles at Neatarama. The topics are varied and well written. Something there for everyone.

Monday, May 12, 2008

I Love My Emails Part 8 - Right to Bear Arms

Before reading this post please note that I am not against our government having some sort of control over who CAN purchase firearms. I do believe citizens should be screened before given this privilege. I also believe that any law abiding citizen should be allowed to bear arms and protect themselves and those they love along with any property rightfully theirs. I am a proud member of the NRA. That said, here's the email...

A LITTLE GUN HISTORYI Thought you might appreciate this . . In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.------------------------------In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 millionArmenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves w ererounded up and exterminated.------------------------------China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 millionpolitical dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated------------------------------Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.------------------------------Cambodia establ ished gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one millioneducated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up andexterminated.-----------------------------Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century becauseof gun control: 56 million.------------------------------It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by newlaw to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their owngovernment, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 milliondollars. The first year results are now in:List of 7 items: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percentAustralia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armedrobberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, thecriminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armedrobbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.There has also been a dramatic increase in break- ins and assaults of theELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safetyhas decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended insuccessfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experienceand the other historical facts above prove it.You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politiciansdisseminating this info rmation.Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes,gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them ofthis history lesson.With guns, we are 'citizens'.Without them, we are 'subjects'.During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knewmost Americans were ARMED!If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

This email is roughly a year and 1/2 old. Finally, I would like to share one more point of my own. This would be a good email post to remember while making your voting choices... that is IF the politicians speak up on the matter at all.
Freedom can only be held with protection.