• POST PEOPLE: Birmingham Business Breakfast Club.

    Divorce was the topic of discussion for members of the Birmingham Business Breakfast Club when Zahra Pabani, partner and head of the family team at Shakespeare’s Solicitors, was guest speaker.

    More than 50 members and guests heard what prudent steps can be taken to safeguard assets before marriage and agree how assets will be distributed should the worst happen in the form of Matthew Barrett Matthew William Barrett (born September 20, 1944) is an Irish/Canadian banker who until recently was the Chairman of Barclays Bank.

    Born in County Kerry, Ireland, he attended the Christian Brothers School in Kells, County Meath, and attended the Harvard Business School , Kieran Prescott, Ray Slater

    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/POST PEOPLE: Birmingham Business Breakfast Club.-a0160507910

  • 10, 9, 8 Amazing Structure Demolition Videos

    Everyone loves a good explosion. When professional demolition experts bring down large buildings, towers, and bridges it usually draws a crowd.  Structures that took years to build can be reduced to rubble in a few seconds, without harming adjacent properties. 

    Here are some of the coolest, most spectacular, biggest, and most unique controlled demolitions on video.  They are captured from around the world – Argentina, China, the USA, and South Africa. Now, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, KaBOOM!  Let’s watch some structures get blown up!



  • Obama! Clean Up Our Mess! Faster!

    I’ve been seeing a lot of inherently dishonest advertising from the GOP lately.

    (Yeah, I know… you could knock me over with a feather!)

    If you just landed on Earth from Planet Wingnut, you might actually BELIEVE that the economic mess is OBAMA’s fault.

    So, being a true believer in the GOODNESS of human nature, I’ve decided to produce a TRUTHFUL commercial that the GOP can use in its advertising. No charge. Grab it and run with it, Republicans!

    It’s called,"OBAMA! CLEAN OUR MESS!"

    There! Now you can stop with the lying!


    I took a couple years away from writing my Technorati column. Well, I’m back. And with a vengeance.

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  • New Book Says Still Power is the New Will Power

    The principles of stillpower as described by the author include: mind, consciousness and thought. It’s about understanding the power of the mind, being aware and the quality of thought. There are many sports related case studies and stories in the book to illustrate how to implement stillpower.

    The book is easy to read. I’d recommend it for anyone competing in sports or any type of competition including getting ahead at work. The thought processes that go into winning are obvious when sports enthusiasts watch as someone as powerful as Tiger Woods struggle with winning after his personal life and his thoughts were disrupted through his own doing.

    Getting back into the zone or into the game is not as easy as it sounds. The same applies to work or any type of competition. Learning stillpower may be a good alternative to forcing it through willpower.


    Patricia Faulhaber has written hundreds of articles for education, business, technology, lifestyle and green. Her work has been published in trade, consumer, and regional magazines and newspapers. Her articles have appeared on a regular basis in …

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  • Why We Fight: Letter from Osama Bin Laden

    The answer to the second question is best summed up by the following portions of the letter.

    What we call you to [then do] is to take an honest stance with yourselves – and I doubt you will do so – to discover that you are a nation without principles or manners, and that the values and principles to you are something which you merely demand from others, not that which you yourself must adhere to.

    …We also advise you to pack your luggage and get out of our lands. We desire for your goodness, guidance, and righteousness, so do not force us to send you back as cargo in coffins.

    …We call upon you to end your support of the corrupt leaders in our countries. Do not interfere in our politics and method of education. Leave us alone, or else expect us in New York and Washington.

    …We also call you to deal with us and interact with us on the basis of mutual interests and benefits, rather than the policies of sub dual, theft and occupation.

    While we will always remember the attacks of 9/11, and the damage done will not easily be overcome, we must understand WHY they occurred. If we wish to prevent such things from happening again, perhaps our best course of action would be a policy of non-interventionism and diplomacy. Are the grievances and demands made really that unreasonable?

    Take everyone’s words in, but take them with a grain of salt. I only hope to wipe away misinformation and give the opportunity to hear from those who caused such tragedy in the first place.

    The full text is available here.


    Luke Stanek became interested in the ideas of liberty and the free market after the 2008 Presidential Election. Inspired by those promoting liberty, Luke began to write letters to the editor of local newspapers. …

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  • We Had an Agreement: The Results of the Bank Bailout

    The unemployment rate has climbed to 9.2 percent and The Great Recession rumbles on. The recovery has stalled. The government is out of money to stimulate the creation of federal or state jobs. Our paychecks are less because employers are freezing wages and cutting hours. Investments in new growth opportunities are stalled while those we entrusted in this to help you have decided it is best for them to hold rather than to play

    You see, in fact there has been an economic recovery in this nation. It has been experienced though by the upper class. There has been no democracy in the recovery.

    We were naive. President Obama, the Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman of the Fed and all of those geniuses who saved our country from an utter meltdown, only succeeded with the wealthiest. Am I the maid who washes the floor of your mansion. Am I the retail clerk who rings up your designer gown. Am I the lab technician who tests your urine sample so you can move into lucrative management. Am I the soldier in Afghanistan so you can tee off with your foursome each Saturday morning. Am I the barista at your Starbucks.

    We each serve a special purpose in life. But the rest of us have not felt the recovery. The housing market has not come back. The job market has not come back. The career opportunities low interest business loans are to generate have not come back.

    That is due in part to the Type A’s we entrusted with our tax dollar bailouts to rise to the top and the realization that they feel no indebtedness to us, the ones who put them there. We deserve more of the distribution of wealth that the recovery has produced. The middle class and lower class, over 300 million of us Americans comprising more than 90% of the nations’s population, have been crowded into our corrals of housing devaluations, underemployment, and families buckling from financial stress, so the cowboys can ride free in the wind across expansive plains that we all own equally.

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    Publisher of Kales Press, a W. W. Norton affiliate KALES PRESS is a publisher of fine books rich in quality content and aesthetics. We strive to publish books that make a difference.Our emphasis is on world-class nonfiction such as science, history, …

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  • Are your employees engaged?

    Work is work. That’s why they call it work. If it wasn’t called work, it would be called vacation.

    Not everyone loves their job and lots of folks are out of work, according to some of our Top Business Blogs.

    How do you really know if your employees are living the dream in their cubical?

    Well, this infographic might help executives figure that out:


    Known on the social web as “BigGuyD,” Don Martelli is just a dad, moonlighting as a digital marketer, photog and civilian journalist. He’s the executive editor for Technorati. Connect with him at www.donmartelli.com.

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  • Why Did It Take So Long To Uncover – Illegal Surrogate Baby Breeding Ring?

    After the discovery of the illegal baby breeding ring, the company had the balls to mention on their site that the latest coverage of the company in the media were untrue and that they were victims of false reporting. Unbelievable! So they expect us to believe that those poor women sent the email to the Vietnamese embassy just for the fun of it!

    I also find it hard to believe that the people using these services were oblivious to the atrocities going on behind the scenes. Or did they really sit gullibly by, uniformed, waiting for that stalk to fly on home with their new baby, not knowing where it came from or not having any details or contact with the surrogate mother?

    Whatever the case, the desperation by all the people involved in this is frightening and saddening at the same time. Those that will do whatever it takes to get a baby and start a family, and on the polar end, those that will do whatever it takes to make money. Even if that means turning their bodies into baby making machines.


    Don’t you just wish that everyone could just lighten up?! Take a picture of the world now and we’ll see too many mindless zombies..being told what to eat, what to wear, what to think, where to go, what to do. Enough is enough! …

    Kiti Bolea’s author pageAuthor’s Blog

  • Life Is Not Fair—Get Used To It

    The book accordingly begins with the picture of 4-yr old Kaya who lives in Tokyo, where her mother spends $1,000 per month on her wardrobe. However, soon it takes the readers through where the undocumented Romanian 4-yr old lives outside Rome, Italy, with his immigrant family, a 7-yr old Nepalese girl who lives in a one-room home with her parents and siblings and works in a quarry for survival, to our own backyard in Harlan County, Kentucky, where Alyssa lives with her family.

    Alyssa’s story makes it more real, and we can understand how endemic this issue is when we watch this documentary that shows the richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country’s income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth.

    And if you think all this wealth is earned in old fashioned way through the blood and sweat of hard work, think again.


    See Evil, hear Evil, Speak against Evil. Beauty that is skin-deep is no beauty. Even in the utter helplessness hope is just around the corner. Sing glory and rejoice!

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  • Let Me In Trailer Released

    Cloverfield helmer Matt Reeves directed this upcoming remake of 2008 Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In. With vampires ultra-hot right now, this one is probably poised to make a good deal of money. And, thankfully, the trailer actually looks pretty promising. But do we really need yet another English-language remake of a great foreign film? Are American audiences that allergic to subtitles? Despite the relative success of the original during its brief stateside theatrical run, I’m sure the remake is going to leave it in the dust at the box office. And if people keep buying tickets, Hollywood ain’t going to stop any time soon.