MONEY: invest in yourself

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Eight ways to invest in yourself
Published October 25th, 2007 in Investing.

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* Start a blog.

* Get started on a back-up profession.

* Start up a side business.

* Exercise.

* Learn a skill that helps you to be more self-sufficient.

* Learn a second language.

* Take a Myers-Briggs test.

* Important to help others.

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Feathers in with my strategy about success in the future.

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POLITICAL: Eleven-million people got to see this relaxed and funny champion of freedom

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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No question the Tonight Show was the best media appearance ever for Ron. Eleven-million people got to see this relaxed and funny champion of freedom, prosperity, and peace allowed to talk without interruption. How many were persuaded, or at least fascinated and decided to learn more? A huge number. Indeed, I am convinced this show will be seen as an historic moment in the story of libertarianism. Good for Leno, who disagrees on the war and the income tax and much else, but was a great host.

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Looks like Ron Paul hit it out of the park on Leno!

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INTERESTING: Free Lauren Canario

Wednesday, October 31, 2007




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29 October 2007

Mark Kappelhoff
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Criminal Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
By fax (202) 616-0372 –

Re: Lauren Canario #42103
Hillsborough Co. Corrections
445 Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103

Dear Mr. Kappelhoff:

As I understand your responsibilities, you handle:
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Official Misconduct (18 U.S.C.§ § 241, 242) — Intentional acts by law enforcement officials who misuse their positions to unlawfully deprive individuals of constitutional rights, such as the right to be free from unwarranted assaults, illegal arrests and searches, and theft of property.
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May I call your attention to what I believe is a Federal civil rights violation. As usual, a protestor has fallen afoul of some judge’s sense of “the law”. As a citizen, may I ask you to inquire as to the circumstances of Lauren Canario being imprisoned? To speed your inquiry, you might want to address the question directly to: Judge Martha Crocker c/o MCrocker@Courts.State.NH.US.

An injustice to one citizen is an injustice to all. After all we have the warning of Pastor Martin Niemöller which I take very seriously. I regard myself as a member of the “new media”. Blogs are the newspapers of the Twenty First Century. So I am looking forward to your response, which I can post on my blog.


Ferdinand J. Reinke
3 Tyne Court
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
Webform that creates an urgent email =>
Web page =>
My blog =>
LinkedIn url =>


Frank Lautenberg
United States Senate
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510-3003

Robert Menendez
United States Senate
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510-3002

Rush Holt
United States House of Representatives
1019 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515-3012

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Let’s see if this accomplishes anything.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Does anyone know of an easy way to have LookOut (Microsoft Outlook 2003) to run all its rules against the inbox? I know I can do it by checking every rule in the box, but seems like its more work than it should be. Help?

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POLITICAL: Ron Paul … on Leno

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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LENO: sales tax, flat tax, the English have this big value added tax …

RON PAUL: I’m for a flat tax … real flat … like zero!

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Ron Paul: there’s probably a risk I could win!

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He got a quick eight minutes at the end of the show. And the old geezer got his points across. Clearly, Leno was not amused and brought out all the Left’s tired arguments — without taxes there’s be no roads — without taxes the gooferment wouldn’t have enough to spend — without … — and when he ran out of ammo, cause Ron was mischievously hitting the out of the park, he asked his age. 72! (Regan was older.)

He, any press is good press. In this case, he did well.

I’d suggest a look at the eight minute video.

(I was a bad boy and stayed up past my bedtime to watch it live. Go Ron Paul!)

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LINKEDIN: prune the deadwood

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


>the connections you made from that MySQL blast that put the recipients in the cc field instead of the bcc field

Sure, while I haven’t chatted with him yet this year, I know he had two LinkedIn accounts at one time. Wonder if he ever had them merged?

That’s a interesting question.

I don’t know how many contacts I picked up that way. I do know that my “average days outstanding is 231. And my target for LinkedIn contacts is 180.

So I’m glad you asked.

I feel that I have identified about 5% of my contacts that are “dead”. It probably makes sense to prune the deadwood.

Maybe I should have a “census” of biblical proportions? Unlike Herord’s, contacts wouldn’t have to return to their birth city. Just reply to an email. Seems like a good idea.

How do you manage your LinkedIn connections?

Or, any connections?

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TECHNOLOGY: Vanguard’s website

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Vanguard’s website is so … … frustrating.

Do the developers ever really use the darn thing?

First, it confuses all of your “stuff” into one screen. Sorry, for legal purposes I know Frau and I are a couple. BUT, she does her stuff and I do mine.

Second, it confuses all my “stuff” together. My old pension plan from my own biz two years ago, my IRA, my new pension plan. It’s all muddled together.

Third, it doesn’t allow me to easily change to a new investment. Taxible accounts are very dangerous. Make a mistake and you’ve incurred taxes.


I hate technology that isn’t easy to use.

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