Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Savage Chickens: Hope Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Hope Cartoon

I second that! That's why I have a place in the boonies but then again you have to wonder about the people in the boonies.#$%^&!@.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Be Yourself

A void negative sources, people, things and habits.

elieve in yourself.

onsider things from every angle.

on't give up and don't give in.

njoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

amily and Friends are hidden treasures. Seek them and enjoy their riches.

ive more than you planned to give.

ang on to your dreams.

gnore those who try to discourage you.

ust do it!

eep on trying, no matter how hard it seems.

t will get better.

ove yourself first and foremost.

ake it happen.

ever lie, cheat or steal. Always strike a fair deal.

pen your eyes and see things as they really are.

ractice makes perfect.

uitters never win and winners never quit.

ead, study and learn about everything important in life.

top Procrastination.

ake control of your own destiny.

nderstand yourself in order to understand others.

isualize it.

ant it more than anything.

ccelerate your efforts.

ou are unique, nothing can replace you.

ero in on your target, and go for it!!

Port Hueneme Harbor Bomb Threat

Apparently someone wrote on some cargo in a ship that came into the Port Hueneme harbor a bomb threat. Nothing was found only the shipement of bananas which is a good thing.

Possible Terror Threat Closes Calif. Port

No explosives found at Californian port

Scrawled Bush threat sparks U.S. port scare

Savage Chickens: The Book of Penguin Cartoon

Savage Chickens: The Book of Penguin Cartoon

Um.................the "Book of Penguin" and last supper. Would that be corn on the burg? I suppose if you fall hell would not be far. opps thats fire! Flames/freezing same different.

Harmful Algal Bloom

Southern California is again experiencing what is commonly referred to as Red Tide but not all of the algae produce the red tide. Keep informed when going to the beach and if you are doing any sport fishing. The effect on Pelicans this week shows that it is starting to affect larger animals.

Pelicans' behavior blamed on acid

Harmful Algal Bloom Photo Gallery

California Department of Public Health

The deadly spring revisited

Human Illness Associated with Harmful Algae

Deadly Diatoms

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Grilled Skinless Chicken Breasts

If you just BBQ chicken breast on a grill they can become a tough, flavorless piece of meat. This is a recipe to grill 3-4chicken breastsallowing you to get a tender and tasty entree.
They can be skinless or have skins but the chicken pictured above I used skinless breasts.


4 cups water
1 tablespoon Kosher Salt

Mix the ingredients in a ziplock type bag or in a bowl. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Put the chicken in a bag or bowl and seal and let marinate for at least three hours. Take the chicken out of bag and rinse and pat dry. Put what ever rub you enjoy on your chiken. In the chicken pictured above I rubbed on Garam Masala. Put the chicken breasts on gas grill that has be preheated on high. Grill 3 minutes or so on each side. I then put one side burner on low and put the chicken on that side to cook until the chicken breast are 160F with an instant-read thermometer .

Savage Chickens: The Fine Print Cartoon

Savage Chickens: The Fine Print Cartoon
Slavery Clause! That is one way to call it. It seems to be a normal clause on all job
descriptions in one way or another.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Savage Chickens: Full Potential Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Full Potential Cartoon Yes, lets all get a tiki hut by the beach with a couple of poles and just chill.

Killer Bisquits

An email I recieved but I have not verified that this happened:


Linda Burnett, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and while there went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes closed, with both hands behind the back of her head.One customer who had been at the store for a while became concerned andwalked over to the car. He noticed that Linda's eyes were now open, and she looked very strange. He asked her if she was okay, and Linda repliedthat she'd been shot in the back of the head, and had been holding her brains in for over an hour. The man called the paramedics, who broke into the car because the doors were locked and Linda refused to remove her hands from her head. When they final finally got in, they found that Linda had a wad of bread dough onthe back of her head. A Pillsbury biscuit canister had exploded from the heat, making a loud noisethat sounded like a gunshot, and the wad of dough hit her in the back of her head. When she reached back to find out what it was, she feltthe dough and thought it was her brains. She initially passed out, but quickly recovered and tried to hold her brains in for over an hour untilsomeone noticed and came to her aid.

Linda is a blonde, but I'm certain that's irrelevant.

Psychology of Self-esteem

I just got this in an email. It is interesting reading.

Even though the Bible does not teach self-love, self-esteem, self-worth, orself-actualization as virtues, helps, or goals, a vast number of present-day Christians have been deceived by the self-teachings of humanistic psychology. Rather than resisting the enticement of the world they become culture-bound. Not only do they not resist the tidal wave of selfism; they are riding the crest of self-esteem, self- acceptance, and self-love. Onecan hardly tell the difference between the Christian and the non-Christian in the area of the self, except that the Christian adds God as the main source for his self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-worth, and self-love. If there is one thing the world and many in the church have in common these days, it's the psychology of self-esteem. Although Christians may disagreeabout some of the nuances of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-acceptance,and even on some of the finer points of definition and how it is attained,too many have joined forces against what they believe is a formidable enemy- low self-esteem. Yet, even the world cannot justify promoting highself-esteem through its own methods of research.No Research Justification for Self-EsteemA few years ago the California legislature passed a bill creating theCalifornia Task Force to Promote Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. The twofold title of the Task Force was quite an assumption.No one has ever demonstrated that promoting self-esteem is in any wayrelated to personal and social responsibility. Nor has anyone proved thatall those who exhibit personal and social responsibility have highself-esteem. Self-esteem and social and personal responsibility actuallyappear to be negatively rather than positively related.The Task Force believed that esteeming oneself and growing in self-esteemwould reduce "dramatically the epidemic levels of social problems wecurrently face."Is There a Positive Relationship Between High or Low Self-Esteem andPersonal and Social Responsibility?The results were then published in a book titled The Social Importance ofSelf-Esteem. Has the relationship been established between self-esteem andsocial problems? David L. Kirk, syndicated writer for the San FranciscoExaminer, said it bluntly:That . . . scholarly tome, The Social Importance of Self-Esteem, summarizes all the research on the subject in the stultifyingly boring prose of wannabescientists. Save yourself the 40 bucks the book costs and head straight for the conclusion: There is precious little evidence that [low] self-esteem isthe cause of our social ills (David L. Kirk, "Lack of Self Esteem is Not theRoot of All Ills." Santa Barbara News-Press, 15 January 1990).Even though they searched for a connection between low self-esteem and problematic behavior, they could not find a cause and effect link. However,more recent studies indicate a definite relationship between violent behavior and high self-esteem. Nevertheless, faith in self-esteem dies hard and schools continue to work on building high self-esteem...........


Monday, June 19, 2006

Poor Kitty

Source: www.nidokidos.org

Poor Kitty

Source: www.nidokidos.org

Savage Chickens: Fashion Tip Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Fashion Tip Cartoon

If it did not give them attention they would not do it.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Don't Buy PEPSI in the New Can!!

We Must Not Support

Don't buy Pepsi in the new can. Pepsi has a new "patriotic" can.They are coming out with pictures of the Empire State Building, and the Pledge of Allegiance on them. However, Pepsi left out two little words on the pledge,"Under God."
Pepsi said they didn't want to offend anyone..... In that case,.... "we don't want to offend anyone" at the Pepsi corporate office, either! So if we don't buy any Pepsi product, they will not be offended when they don't receive our money that has the words
"In God We Trust" on it.

ABC's of Achievement

A void negative sources, people, things and habits.

elieve in yourself.

onsider things from every angle.

on't give up and don't give in.

njoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

amily and Friends are hidden treasures. Seek them and enjoy their riches.

ive more than you planned to give.

ang on to your dreams.

gnore those who try to discourage you.

ust do it!

eep on trying, no matter how hard it seems.

t will get better.

ove yourself first and foremost.

ake it happen.

ever lie, cheat or steal. Always strike a fair deal.

pen your eyes and see things as they really are.

ractice makes perfect.

uitters never win and winners never quit.

ead, study and learn about everything important in life.

top Procrastination.

ake control of your own destiny.

nderstand yourself in order to understand others.

isualize it.

ant it more than anything.

ccelerate your efforts.

ou are unique, nothing can replace you.

Zero in on your target, and go for it!!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Nice Thoughts.................


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Savage Chickens: Solitary Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Solitary Cartoon

Hey, then after that maybe it will need confinement for table setting.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


"Father - A Legendary"

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud is the fastest growing white collar crime in the United States. Do not let your American Dream become a forclosure nightmare. Below are sites for you to read before you purchase a home or start missing mortage payments.

Dreams Foreclosed

Foreclosure Info From Hud

Help Save My Home

Stop Mortgage Faud


Mortgage Fraud Blog

Savage Chickens: Shag Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Shag Cartoon I remember. Were is the rug rake?

Saturday, June 10, 2006

The Heart

From a just another blind girl to greatness. This is what can happen if you have family behind you to achieve anything.

Two Kinds Of People

Hillary Special

Not MY Job

You Got To Be kidding

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Steps


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T *Ask the person to TALK . to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
(Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)

R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

{NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out their tongue... if the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke}

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

Friday, June 09, 2006


Home Treatment

By Healthwise

While therapy and antidepressant medication are the most effective treatments for depression, home treatment is also important. There are many steps you can take to help yourself during a depressive episode and to prevent future episodes:

Set realistic goals for yourself, and take on a reasonable amount of responsibility.

Break large tasks into small ones, and set priorities. Do what you can when you are able.

Postpone major life decisions (such as changing jobs, moving, or getting married or divorced) when you are depressed.
Try to share your feelings with someone. It is usually better than being alone and secretive.

Let your family and friends help you.

Even if you don't feel motivated, try to participate in religious, social, or other activities.

Get regular exercise.

Eat a balanced diet. If you lack an appetite, eat small snacks rather than large meals.

Avoid drinking alcohol or using illegal drugs or medications that have not been prescribed to you. They may interfere with your medications or worsen your depression.

Get adequate sleep. If you have problems sleeping:
Go to bed at the same time every night and, more importantly, get up at the same time every morning.
Keep your bedroom dark and free of noise.

Don't exercise after 5:00 p.m.
Avoid caffeinated beverages after 5:00 p.m.

Avoid the use of nonprescription sleeping pills or alcohol, because they can make your sleep restless and may interact with your depression medications.

Be patient and kind to yourself. Remember that depression is not your fault and is not something you can overcome with willpower alone. Treatment is necessary for depression, just like for any other illness.

Try to maintain a positive attitude—remember that feeling better takes time, and your mood will improve little by little.

Helping someone who is depressed

If you know someone who is depressed, it is important to be supportive and encouraging. If you have never experienced it, it is difficult to understand just how hopeless and discouraged depression can make you feel. Remember that depression can be as disabling as other major illnesses and can make it difficult to fulfill social, family, and work obligations. Like other illnesses, depression requires treatment, time, and patience.

Avoid offering advice, but encourage the person to seek and continue treatment. You do not need to take responsibility for the person's depression. However, if you notice any warning signs of suicide, such as talking about suicide or harming someone else, signs of detachment from reality (psychosis), or excessive use of alcohol or drugs, you should seek professional help immediately by calling the person's health professional. If you feel the person is in immediate danger, call or other emergency services immediately.

Depression can lead to suicide. The warning signs of suicide change with age.

Warning signs of suicide in children and teens may include preoccupation with death or suicide or a recent breakup of a relationship.

Warning signs of suicide in adults may include alcohol or substance abuse, recent job loss, or divorce.

Warning signs of suicide in older adults may include the recent death of a partner or diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.
content by:

Author: Stuart J. Bryson
Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine

Malin K. Clark, MD, FRCPC - Psychiatry

This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

1995-2006, Healthwise, Incorporated, P.O. Box 1989, Boise, ID 83701. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Bright Blessings


Are you a Foreing teacher?

Huh, sometimes spell check does not catch correct spelling of the wrong world.

Department: Department Of The Army
Agency: Army Training and Doctrine Command
Job Announcement Number:FPS-06-009CE

SALARY RANGE: 38,175.00 - 79,345.00 USD per year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 09, 2006to Monday, July 10, 2006
SERIES & GRADE: AD-1701-0/0
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Temporary position not to exceed 2 years - may be extended
DUTY LOCATIONS: 8 vacancies - Monterey County, CA
US Citizens, US Perm Residents, Foreign Nationals & Visa holders with valid work authorization. Condition of Employment: The minimum target language proficiency is a Level 3 and English proficiency Level 2 in speaking and writing skills as defined in the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level descriptions. A formal language test will be administered to determine language proficiency.
The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLI) in historic Monterey, CA invites applications for Assistant Dean positions. DLI, overlooking the beautiful and historic Monterey Bay in California, offers candidates the opportunity to work in a diversified and multi-cultural environment supported by computer-assisted language learning technology, DLI is a degree-granting institution accredited by the Western Associate of Schools and College (WASC), which employs close to 1000 full-time faculty who teach, develop courses, and test in over 30 different languages.

Hoe Down

What happens when a hoe excavator crashes into a highway overpass. This happend on Interstate 70 in the Hays, Kansas area.

What's Your Dosha?

Your Dosha is Vata
Creative and restless, you take in all of life's pleasures (maybe a little too much!).You're quick witted and very talkative, but you also tend to have a spotty memory.You tend to get very into ideas, people, and lifestyles... but only for a short time.It's difficult to hold your attention, and you sometimes feel with what life has to offer.
With friends: You are very uncomfortable in new situations or with new people
In love: You fall in and out of love very easily
To achieve more balance: Live in a warm climate and spend some quiet time in nature

Thursday, June 08, 2006

I Found A Friend

Life gives us many blessings

but there are only a few
that compare to the joy
I have in knowing you

You're dependable and true
and always there for me
thank you for everything
you do so thoughtfully

You are so dear to me
and very special too
I truly am thankful
I found a friend in you

Have A Beautiful Day
Thinking Of You

Source: :LoveBeat Friends Group

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Savage Chickens: Calculation Cartoon

Savage Chickens: Calculation Cartoon Money*******************Money************************Money********************

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Wonderful Photos

Too Much Caffeine?


A Good Love Story

A Good Love Story

He met her on a party. She was so outstanding, many guys chasing after her, while he was so normal, nobody paid attention to him. At the end of the party, he invited her to have coffee with him, she was surprised, but due to being polite, she promised. They sat in a nice coffee shop, he was too nervous to say anything, she felt uncomfortable, she thought, please, let me go home.. suddenly he asked the waiter:

"Would you please give me some salt? I'd like to put it in my coffee."

Everybody stared at him, so strange! His face turned red, but, still, he put the salt in his coffee and drank it.

She asked him curiously: why you have this hobby?

He replied: "when I was a little boy, I was living near the sea, I liked playing in the sea, I could feel the taste of the sea, just like the taste of the salty coffee. Now every time I have the salty coffee, I always think of my childhood, think of my hometown, I miss my hometown so much, I miss my parents who are still living there".

While saying that tears filled his eyes. She was deeply touched.

That's his true feeling, from the bottom of his heart. A man who can tell out his homesickness, he must be a man who loves home, cares about home, has responsibility of home.. Then she also started to speak, spoke about her faraway hometown, her childhood, her family. That was a really nice talk, also a beautiful beginning of their story. They continued to date. She found that actually he was a man who meets all her demands; he had tolerance, was kind hearted, warm, careful. He was such a good person but she almost missed him!

Thanks to his salty coffee! Then the story was just like every beautiful love story, the princess married to the prince, then they were living the happy life... And, every time she made coffee for him, she put some sal t in the coffee, as she knew that's the way he liked it.

After 40 years, he passed away, left her a letter which said: "My dearest, please forgive me, forgive my whole life lie. This was the only lie I said to you---the salty coffee. Remember the first time we dated? I was so nervous at that time, actually I wanted some sugar, but I said salt It was hard for me to change so I just went ahead. I never thought that could be the start of our communication! I tried to tell you the truth many times in my life, but I was too afraid to do that, as I have promised not to lie to you for anything..

Now I'm dying, I afraid of nothing so I tell you the truth: I don't like the salty coffee, w hat a strange bad taste.. But I have had the salty coffee for my whole life! Since I knew you, I never feel sorry for anything I do for you. Having you with me is my biggest happiness for my whole life. If I can live for the second time, still want to know you and have you for my whole life, even though I have to drink the salty coffee again".

Her tears made the letter totally wet.

Someday, someone asked her: what's the taste of salty coffee? It's sweet. She replied.

love is not 2 forget but 2 forgive
not 2 c but 2 understand
not 2 hear but 2 listen
not 2 let go but HOLD ON !!!!

Source: an email from the funlok.com website

Monday, June 05, 2006

Stolen Cell Phone

For those of you that have problems with your cell phone being stolen. Soon you might be able to get even.

Stolen Mobile Finder

A resident of Visakhapatnam has lost not one not two but thirty mobiles.

The experience of losing so many cell phones got him thinking and he started experimenting with making devices that could track mobile thiefs.

N V Satyanaraian, an M Tech and a scientist, finally managed to do something about it.

Hours of experimentation resulted in software called Stolen Mobile Finder, a unique device to track down mobile thiefs of which he now holds the patent.

This Visakhapatnam resident claims that once the software is installed, it is difficult to change the sim card of the phone.

If the thief tries to change the software, the handset asks for a password and accepts whatever password the thief puts in.

However, then the software starts its trick.

"Rs 900 will be reduced everyy hour from the sim card and this will happen without the thief's knowledge. It requires no operator help. The mobile will take care of this on its own and inform the real owner of the status of the phone," says he.

And there's more. As soon as the theft is identified, the software transfers the entire address book to the actual owner of the phone within seconds and regularly communicates with the owner about incoming and outgoing calls.

It also uses some old fashioned psychological pressure. The software makes the mobile emit a loud alarm at odd hours even when the cell is switched off.

"The incoming calls, outgoing calls and vibrator mode of the mobile is suspended and gets into the dormant mode. The thief's voice can be picked up and his intentions can be monitored," says Satyanaraian.

Besides this mobile thief catcher, Satyanarain has another wonder up his sleeve.

He is developing a micro-windmill mobile charger, which harnesses wind energy.

The Research and Development Division of the Department of Science and Technology at the National Innovation Foundation and some venture capitalists fund his innovations.

Satyanaraian has already won a national award for his innovative inventions and is now negotiating with mobile phone makers to use his software, which he recently got patented.
Source: IBN

Understanding Broadband

First of all, you must know some of the jargon! The word broadband itself simply is defined as a high speed Internet service that gives you continuous access to the Internet on a consistent basis. Broadband includes a technology called ADSL which stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line and requires a special modem to access the line.

This technology uses standard copper telephone lines to provide Internet access speeds from 1.5 to 9 megabytes per second. DSL technologies or Digital Subscriber Lines use a higher frequency than standard telephone communication.

There are several types of DSL configurations including ADSL or Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Lines, HDSL or High data rate DSL, and VDSL or Very High Data Rate DSL. A DSL line dynamically increases the capacity of ordinary copper wire. Since the signal is stronger the closer you are to the DSL Access Multiplexor or DSLAM the faster your signal will be the closer you are to the DSL provider's Central Office or distribution point.

DSL lines are typically used for small business and residential customers. Of course as your needs grow, it should be understood; that the more data you need to transfer, the larger the pipe (Internet access line or physical copper wire) you need to transport the data. This is where more sophisticated forms of broadband come in for business use. Read more information at : http://online-articles.org/broadband-internet/site-map.php

The technical terms for this type of broadband is measured by the amount of data that the line transfers. T1 -Transmits data in the range of 1.5 million bits per second and primarily used by small and medium sized business with heavy upload and Internet traffic. A T-1 line is usually leased by bandwidth used. Typical uses are large graphic files, photographs, sound files, music, video, etc. However, your company should evaluate the amount of data and computers that are connected for Internet Access at the same time. T1 lines in the United States carry a 24 pulse code modulation (PCM) signal using time-division multiplexing (TDM).

These lines use copper wire which usually connect major metropolitan areas. There are a number of high quality companies that offer T1 Broadband and you will find that prices do vary so it is important that you compare.

You may also find that your local cable provider may have introduced their version of broadband which actually can emulate one side of a T1 connection. However, you should be aware... You may actually get 1.5 mpbs on the download side, but when you try to upload a file, your bandwidth is cut down to about 1/10th. A cable connection is made for residential customers to surf the Internet with great speed and download files, but not made for you to upload with great speed. This slow upload limit is the major difference between a real T1 line and cable.Read more information at : http://online-articles.org/broadband-internet/site-map.php

There are many types of broadband connections that are much faster circuit than T1, these range from T3 (3 times faster than T1) to OC-48, and a frame relay connection which really are the same thing just MUCH larger pipes (lines) that can transmit the data. I have found while working with broadband providers you really need a persona coach to help guide you through the process.

Not only can personal coaches such as ImageLink Networks guide you through the red tape, the efficiency that comes from our presence and telecom knowledge will save you time and money in the end. It is important to seek an unbiased opinion and research for the best real time price for your T1 line. Broadband is a commodity, and changes as new subscribers come online in specified areas. To make a long story shorter, you are ready for a broadband connection if you are tired of waiting for a standard dial up to connect and download.

Do not be confused, dial up companies use a standard phone line to connect you to their server to bring you an Internet connection. One thing is for sure, if you ever experience a broadband connection via cable, T1, T3, DS-3, or better you will never ever go back to dial up.Read more information at : http://online-articles.org/broadband-internet/site-map.php


The Top Ten Strategies of A Great Interview

The Top Ten Strategies of A Great Interview

You've just received a call to interview with your dream company. Do you know how to prepare for the interview so that you'll feel confident, have a good experience and set yourself apart from others? Try following the steps below and you'll not only be well prepared, you'll present yourself as a true professional.

1. Research the company.

Do your homework, e.g. Go to the company's website and read about the employers vision, strategy, competitive advantages, products, finances, departments, etc. If the company doesn't have a web presence look them up at the library, call the Better Business Bureau or Chamber of Commerce, find out who they are, what products they sell, and something about their competitors.

2. Prepare your elevator speech.

This is your two-minute opportunity to enlighten the interviewer about your chief accomplishments. Please note, this is not the same as your responsibilities. Employers want to know what you did, not what you were charged with doing.

3. Prepare your talking points.

Craft a list of your 4 greatest strengths and the 4 things you're currently working on for professional growth. Be prepared to give examples of each.

4. Identify innovations / process improvements you made in your most recent employment.

Employers want to know how hiring you will make their organization better and contribute to the execution of their strategy. (Assuming you did your homework in step # 1 you can offer examples of innovations or revenue saving ideas that will be of interest to the potential employer.)

5. Dress for success.

The way you dress makes a statement about yourself. Regardless of the job that you're applying for, it's a good idea to wear a freshly laundered suit?even in a casual business environment.

6. Arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.

Besides ensuring you aren't rushed, you can learn a lot by utilizing this strategy. Observe the company's employees as you sit in the lobby. Do they greet one another and say hello to you? Are they smiling and happy or frazzled and frustrated? Read more articles at : http://online-articles.org/careers-employment/site-map.php

7. Engage in a dialogue.

A conversation is a two-way exchange. Be curious and ask lots of questions to get a good understanding of how the company, department, and management operates. Ask about the job responsibilities and company culture, e.g. Employee recognition programs, opportunities for personal and professional development, current and future challenges of the position, etc.

8. Tell the truth.

When responding to the employer's questions, tell the truth! If you made a mistake, say it in a positive way, accept responsibility for it, what you learned, and how you have benefited from the experience.

9. Don't talk salary or benefits.

The goal is to get as many options going as possible so don't talk about compensation too early in the game, it can be a knockout factor. Sell the employer on all that you can do for them. If they're interested they'll make an offer and then you can start negotiating both issues.

10. 50 % of the responsibility for the right job match is yours.

Remember, you're interviewing the employer just as they are interviewing you.Read more articles at : http://online-articles.org/careers-employment/site-map.php

Source:Google Groups "nidokidos" group

Sunday, June 04, 2006

What's Your Love Style?

Your Love Style is Agape

You are a caring, kind, and selfless partner.
Unsurprisingly, your love style is the most rare.
You are willing to sacrfice your world for your sweetie.
Except it doesn't really feel like sacrifice to you.
For you, nothing feels better than giving to the one you love.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Where Does Your Inner Californian Belong?

Yep that's me. Born in California and just cannot get it out of my system. SanDiego is a wonderful city and has nicer beaches than Ventura.

You Belong in San Diego

Laid back and friendly, you were meant to live most of your life on the beach.
You usually think everything is "all good"... except when the weather dips under 60F.
You stay classy - especially when you're in Tijuana!

Anti-Obesity Efforts

The FDA has written suggestions to food manufactures and restaurants ways to combat obesity. Fast food companies have tried to introduce lower fat items on the menu. However, I believe people want the larger portions and will balk at smaller portions. In the area of the United States I live in the buffets are very popular and I belief are here to stay. Most of the items

Thursday, June 01, 2006



8th Grade Education

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents
stated that they only had an 8th grade education?
Well, check this out.

Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina,
Kansas, USA. It was taken from the original document
on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and
Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS -1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.

2. Name the parts of speech and define those that
have no modifications.

3. Define verse, stanza, and paragraph.

4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give
principal parts of "lie," "play,"' and "run."

5. Define case; Illustrate each case.

6. What is punctuation? Give rules for principal
marks of punctuation.

7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and
show therein that you understand the practical use
of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic (Time, 1 and 1/4 hours)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.

2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long and 3 ft. wide.
How many bushels of wheat will it hold?

3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it
worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?

4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000.
What is the necessary levy to carry on a school
seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?

5. Find the cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.

6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and
18 days at 7 percent.

7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide
and 16 ft. long at $20 per meter?

8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no
grace) at 10 percent.

9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per
acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?

10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.

2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.

3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.

4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.

5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas

6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.

7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton,
Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?

8. Name events connected with the following dates:
1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865.

Orthography (Time, one hour)

1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet,
phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?

2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?

3. What are the following, and give examples of
each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?

4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u.'

5. Give two rules for spelling words with final
'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.

6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling.
Illustrate each.

7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection
with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.

8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following,
and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball,
mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.

9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite,
site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.

10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate
pronu! nciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)

1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?

2. How do you account for the extremes of climate
in Kansas?

3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?

4. Describe the mountains of North America.

5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia,
Odessa, Denver, Manitoba,
Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez,
Aspinwall, and Orinoco.

6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.

7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the
capital of each.

8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the
Pacific in the same latitude?

9. Describe the process by which the water of the
ocean returns to the sources of rivers.

10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the
inclination of the earth.

Notice that the exam took SIX HOURS to complete.

Gives the saying "he only had an 8th grade education"
a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

Also shows you how poor our education system has
become. POOR IS RIGHT!

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