LINKEDIN: “five strikes and you’re dead” LinkedIn suspension

XXXXXX : I accepted, but I’d suggest that you never just use the stock invite. The problem is that, if your contact has brain freeze and says “don’t know”, then you could accumulate the “five strikes and you’re dead” LinkedIn suspension. You may, or may not, get it lifted. But it will certainly be a giant hassle, So I suggest ALWAYS put in a non-standard invite. Hope this helps, fjohn68

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Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:49 PM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

XXXXXX requested to add you as a connection on LinkedIn:



I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.


View invitation from XXXXXX


Fact: More people have joined LinkedIn than live in Sweden

© 2007, LinkedIn Corporation

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RANT: Excluding Ron Paul!


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Dear Mr. Failor and Mr. Sheffler,

I am amazed at this report. I can’t understand why you would exclude the only candidate from either party that will give us true tax relief, allow everyone the Freedom of Religion that we are being deprived of by the encroaching federal gooferment, and in general shake up the national debate by urging a return to constitutional. I am outraged that you would seek to marginalize “my candidate”. Yes, my candidate. For the first time since Ron Regan, I have sent some modest sums to the Ron Paul campaign because I believe he’s the best candidate I’ve seen since Regan. If you parade a bunch of “stuffed suits” that are all big gooferment clones, then you will lose any credibility that you really want “Tax Relief” or “Freedom of Religion”.

I am forwarding this to every networking contact, fellow alumni, and relative in Iowa. I hope they help you understand how important it is for you to invite Ron Paul. Or, if you persist and don’t, that they understand which organization are “phony labels” and which are really trying to live up to their name.

Ferdinand J. Reinke
Kendall Park, NJ 08824

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Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:10 PM
To: reinkefj
Subject: Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

Ron Paul Excluded in Iowa

June 19, 2007

Iowans for Tax Relief and Iowa Christian Alliance will host a presidential candidates forum on Saturday, June 30th in Des Moines. Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, Tommy Thompson, and Tom Tancredo will participate.

Ron Paul, however, will not participate. Why? Because he wasn’t invited.

We heard about this forum from numerous supporters in Iowa who asked why Dr. Paul was not going to participate. Those supporters assumed that Dr. Paul was invited.

The campaign office had not received an invitation so we called this morning; thinking we might have misplaced the invitation or simply overlooked it. Lew Moore, our campaign manager, called Mr. Edward Failor, an officer of Iowans for Tax Relief, to ask about it. To our shock, Mr. Failor told us Dr. Paul was not invited; he was not going to be invited; and he would not be allowed to participate. And when asked why, Mr. Failor refused to explain. The call ended.

Lew then called Mr. Steve Sheffler, president of the Iowa Christian Alliance, to talk with him. Mr. Sheffler did not answer so Lew left a message. He has yet to respond.

Why are the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluding the one Republican candidate who scored at the top of every online poll taken after the MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN debates? Why are they denying Iowans the opportunity to hear from the Republican presidential candidate whose popularity is growing by the day?

We couldn’t get answers to these questions from Messrs. Failor and Sheffler. Maybe you’ll have better luck. Their contact information is below.

It’s ironic that on the same day we learned the Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance excluded Dr. Paul from their candidates forum, we received a call from ABC News confirming Dr. Paul’s participation in its nationally broadcast August 5th debate to be held in Des Moines.

Kent Snyder, Chairman
Ron Paul 2008

Contact Information

Edward Failor
Iowans for Tax Relief
2610 Park Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600
Fax: 563-264-2413

Steve Sheffler, President
Iowa Christian Alliance
939 Office Park Road, Suite 115
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Phone: 515-225-1515
Fax: 515-225-1826

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LIBERTY: Any service at the barrel of a gun … is immoral

The (Postal) Empire Strikes Back
by Wilton D. Alston


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With kudos to Marc Stevens for originally using this metaphor, delivering any service at the barrel of a gun – which is how all government services are delivered – is immoral. (It doesn’t matter if the service is delivered directly by a government agency, or by an agency that operates under government authority and/or heavy regulation.) This issue is morally clear no matter how much anyone likes that service, or how many people ostensibly benefit from that service, or how widespread that service is, or how long that service has existed.

The bottom line is: If your service is so great, you should be willing to deliver it voluntarily, without government protection or legal requirement. Furthermore, the fact that something “good” comes of your initial act of aggression is irrelevant.

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I like this formulation!

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YAHOO ANSWER: Indian Share Investor


Indian Share Investor


Asked by “Rajesh”

My thoughts is correct??? about my future !!!!?

i want to be a investor in indian share market.
it is right or wrong ?
please answer this dear all….


Dear “Rajesh”:

Well, it’s a little hard to tell someone, anyone, that their “thoughts are incorrect”. It’s a little like telling some one that their opinion is wrong. How can an opinion be wrong? If I say my opinion is X, then the only way it can be “wrong” is if my opinion is really Y or Z and I lied, forgot, or had a brain freeze. But, opinions, your thoughts, can rarely be “wrong”. It’s obvious that English isn’t your first language, or your typing leaves something to be desired. And, you don’t tell us you age or country. But permit me to make some observations and give you an opinion.

I’m going to assume that you are young and trying to decide on a career path. I don’t know where in your life you are: under parent’s wing, striking out on you own, plowing your “field”, “harvesting rewards”, or planning your estate. But, assuming you are in stage one or two, I would observe that it’s best to keep your options open. It gives you future flexibility. Clearly if you said doctor, lawyer, or indian chief (n.b., that’s an American joke describing the head of native american indian’s tribe and used as metaphor for jobs you have to be born into), you have to take a certain path. To be an “investor in the indian share market”, which I assume to be a trader in the Indian Stock market), you can do that by aiming your career path in that direction.

My suggestion is that you, take the advice I’ve given in the past: (1) manage your finances carefully and not get into “bad” debts (i.e., student loan for a useful degree or home mortgage is “good” debt; a car loan is “iffy”; credit card and consumer debt is “bad”); (2) get an education for a white collar job; (3) get a blue collar skill (i.e., I have never seen a poor plumber); (4) if you can, have one or more web based businesses; (5) make sure you have and enjoy all the experiences that make life worth living (i.e., party a little); (6) make the world a better place (i.e., be a “good person” how ever you define it).

So, if that means “being an investor”, then go for it. But, I’d urge you to look for things that give you more choices in the future, not less.

Hope this helps. I’m interested how it works out for you. Drop me a note sometime. My blog may have helpful “stuff”.

Ferdinand J. Reinke
Kendall Park, NJ 08824

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LIBERTY: no law that does not apply equally


The Law Versus Orders
By Walter E. Williams
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

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Twenty-five years ago, during a dinner conversation with Nobel Laureate economist/philosopher Friedrich A. Hayek, I asked him if he could propose one law that would restore, promote and preserve liberty in our country, what would that law be? Hayek answered that the law he’d propose would read: Congress shall enact no law that does not apply equally to all Americans. Hayek’s suggestion for full equality before the law was both simple and profound and would do untold wonders in fostering the liberties envisioned by our Founders. But I’m betting that most Americans would greet Hayek’s proposal with contempt after they realized that it would mean Congress wouldn’t be able enact orders and play favorites with different Americans.

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Well, I’m glad to see Professor Williams resume his winning ways.

He’s now redeemed himself from that last comment that could have implied he supported taxation for education. Since taxes are theft, it appeared that he was advocating something he knew was immoral. Many called him on it. (me2) He responded that one can’t get from gooferment education in one ump. He was proposing a two step. Separate operation from funding. Kill the gooferment operation. Then, kill the gooferment funding. One can legitimately question if even that can be accomplished without bloodshed.

Here, he is citing Hayek, the great economist in the Austrian style of Economics, who wrote the Road to Serfdom. And, pointing out how far the USA has strayed from it’s founding.


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YAHOO ANSWERS: STATUS it barfs back on the last answer!

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