RANT: Pelosi and Clinton are corrupt. What a surprise. Like the others are any better.

Dick Morris in his ezine reports:

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Newsmax.com disclosed that in February, shortly after his mother became the first woman speaker, Paul Pelosi Jr., was hired by InfoUSA for $180,000 a year as its vice president for Strategic Planning.

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INFOUSA has been selling address lists to con artists who prey on the elderly. Dick knifes the Clintons as well with this accusation. And, who knows them better?

It brings up the larger question of who prosecutes the Speaker of the House? And, the neither party shares any sense of embarrassment at be caught with their hand in the cookie jar!

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METHODOLOGY: STOP before you go

Tim Gallwey introduces the idea of taking a STOP in his book The Inner Game of Work. STOP stands for Step back, Think, Organize your thoughts, Proceed. There are short and long stops and we will be taking both of these on our Work / Life Balance Journey. Bob Tschannen-Moran reflected on Tim Gallwey’s STOP by saying, “It is the STOP before the journey that enables us to go with confidence”.

Sometimes ideas just make sense!

TECH SERVICE: An email address that is “yours”


>I’ve thought about getting a domain, but when I asked one of my “gurus” about it,
> I discovered there was more to it than I realized, and I haven’t finished off the
> research yet. (Be on the lookout for non-ingineer questions.)

That might have been true a while ago, but now it’s drop dead easy. And, cheap.

I can walk you through either of two methods.

Method Number One is “more professional”, gives you future flexibility (it’s really a web site package), and costs about 50$ a year from my WSP. http://www.1and1.com/?k_id=9113251 (I use a version of that package on steroids — 240$/year — for my consulting sites; Jasper Jottings rides on the coat tails of that.) Note: you can get just the email for ~14$/year, but that limits you to just email.

Method Number Two is more limited as far as future flexibility, depends upon the “generosity” of WordPress and Google (I use that for my blog reinkefaceslife), and costs about $15/year.

Either way, your email is yours and private. Even if you use the web interface for work, it’s accessed by https and as such it is encrypted from anyone’s prying eyes.

As you see below, you can have [his name] dot com.

Hope this helps,
yell if you need more,

WRITING: Fifteen seconds to hook up


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So, structurally, you want the reader’s eye to focus on your uvp (i.e., what you are going to do for the person who pays you).

You have between 15 to 45 seconds to “hook” the reader and make them want to read more. I want, you should want, that time spent on the value equation. I prefer my “objectives” statement to be at most 3 sentences maybe 60 words. Like a telegram.

Also your PDF format, while it will ensure the reader will see what you want, will turn off the hunters cause they can’t trim your contact info off and put their professional info there.

So what IS your UVP?

I like a networking profile that can answer three questions: What will the person do? Where do they want to do it? What are they looking for in comp — $, format, travel, relo?

So your pdf doesn’t work for me in either genre — resume or profile.

Does that help you or make you want to yell “turkey feathers” or “barbara streisand”?

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Think of anything you read. What was the hook that got you interested? Guaranteed if the headline didn’t “hook you” or have a magic word, then you didn’t read it. True?

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YAHOO ANSWER: Looking to relocate


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Looking to relocate to a city with a high growth rate and great entry-level jobs. Any suggestions?

Willing to relocate anywhere in North America or the Caribbean.

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Dear Ms. “el”:


You reminded me of the “Tale of Two Cities”. No, not Dickens. The Fable. A traveler nearing a great city, asked an elderly man seated by the wayside, “What are the people like in the city?” “How were the people where you came from?”

I’d observe the a “high growth rate and great entry level jobs” is not the criteria to use.

Where are your friends, family, and personal contacts? There is where you will find the love and support to be “successful”. However you define it. If you go far away, you’ll be trekking back for the obligatory family functions. And, a strange place can be a lonely place.

If you’re looking for freedom and a culture of liberty, I’d call your attention to New Hampshire. Liberty lovers are moving there even as we speak. They have special outreach weekly meetings to help newcomers land.

So, if you don’t have those things where you are, then you might find them there.

Choose wisely. You could wind up like me “stuck” in Nu Jerzee.

Hope this helps, let me know now you make out.
Ferdinand J. Reinke
Kendall Park, NJ 08824




Just received word that this was selected “best by voters”.

Two votes among five answers.

Ten more meaningless points brings me to 590.

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FABLES: A Tale of Two Cities (Not Dickens; the other one!)

A Tale of Two Cities

A traveler nearing a great city, asked an elderly man seated by the wayside,

“What are the people like in the city?”

“How were the people where you came from?”

“A terrible lot,” the traveler responded.
“Mean, untrustworthy, detestable in all respects.”

“Ah,” said the man,
“you will find them the same in the city ahead.”

Scarcely was the first traveler gone when another one stopped
and also inquired about the people in the city before him.

Again the old man asked about the people in the place the
traveler had left.

“They were fine people; honest, industrious, and generous to a fault.
I was sorry to leave,” declared the second traveler.

The wise man responded:
“So you will find them in the city ahead.”

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INTERESTING: Don’t confuse justice with the gooferment!



June 9, 2007
Celebrity Justice Cuts Both Ways for Paris Hilton

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LOS ANGELES, June 8 — The national obsession with celebrity collided head-on with the more serious issue of the equal application of justice on Friday, as a judge sent the socialite Paris Hilton back to jail some 36 hours after she was released for an unspecified medical problem.


Ms. Hilton … screamed, “Mom, this isn’t right,”

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I care not a whit for politicians and celebrities.

In this case, I agree with her!

Dueling gooferment bureaucrats — judge, prosecutor, and sheriff — all trying to puff out their chests and say “Me2. I’m in charge.

“barbara streisand”

I don’t know the facts, but yoyo justice ain’t justice.

Sorry, Ms. Hilton. Now you know how the rest of feel when some self-anointed oaf — with props — robe, lawbook, or badge — steps on us. No one should have to feel the boot of tyranny.

Make no mistake about it. That’s what we are seeing in this little farce.

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