Posts Tagged ‘life’

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How Many Different Kind of Hats Are There?

September 29, 2008

I was messing around the interwebs when I stumbed across hats. The thing I love most about the internet is that you can always find something and dig as far down as you want. So anyway hats seem like a pretty simple concept to me, but I never knew how many types of hats there really are out there.

There is this site called Online Hats Store that has more hats than I could ever imagine.

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Only the Middle Class Pays Taxes

August 14, 2008

I am slowly starting to realize that only the middle class pays taxes in the United States The big problem in this country is that the middle class continues to shrink and considering our countries deficit we will not be able to sustain ourselves much longer. Let me elaborate why they end up paying most of the taxes.

As fair warning some of the things being said in this article may offend quite a few people, so if you disagree feel free to comment.

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5 Reasons You Never Thought About To Start Blogging Today

February 7, 2008

I post 5 reasons for starting a blog after getting permission from the original source Alexander Tsatkin

Here are the top 5 reasons you never thought about to start blogging today:

5. Repository for Ideas -Tired of keeping all your ideas in notebooks and random sticky notes. Blog it and have it at your finger tips any time you need it.

4. Take Market Share from Google – As we know Google sucks for discovering new things, especially things that are not search engine friendly. By partaking in the blogging community you can pass on valuable resources that may never get ranked in google.

3. Educate Readers – Everyone has something they can teach others. Are you tired of people bugging you to show them the same things. Well write a post or start a blog about it and next time just give them the URL and save yourself some time.

2. Online Reputation Management – If you are single, someone looking for a job, or someone who is concerned with identity theft, then you should be starting a blog. A blog is a great way to manage your reputation online and protect your good name.

1. Time Capsule Effect– In 7th grade my teacher had the class do an exercise that I will remember forever. Some of you may have done this too. Basically we wrote a letter to ourselves into the future. We wrote down our hobbies, interests, our dreams, and who we wanted to be when we grew up. The teacher would wait till senior year of high school to send the letter. Imagine my reaction when I received that letter, I had completely forgot about the exercise, never mind what I wrote. A blog is a great way to lock a moment in your life to reference upon years down the road. 

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Accutane Journal 2008 : Accutane Side Effects

January 14, 2008

If you haven’t heard about Accutane then you have been living under a rock. This is a supposed miracle cure for acne, but it isn’t without its side effects. Accutane side effects can range from birth defects to liver damage. The way it works is it kills all the bacteria in your skin. Just a few pills a day for 6 months and your skin will be free of acne.

Despite my pleading my sister has decided to take Accutane. I set up a blog for her to document her experience, which I hope will help those making a decision about this powerful drug. If you want to read up on her experience and journey head over to her blog: Accutane Side Effects Journal .

Oh and be a good blogger and leaver a few words of encouragement on her blog 🙂

Accutane Journal Side Effects

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The 11th Hour : Reflections on the Documentary and My Life

November 16, 2007

I have lived in San Francisco for about 4 months now. Time has been flying by, and although I feel like I have done a lot since I have been here, when I reflect back on time it seems like I have only been here a week. There is a feeling of anxiousness that is building up in my body. I have become irritable to the point where it even shocks me. All the beauty I saw in this city when I first moved here has been replaced by the sight of bums and odor or urine. The other day I decided to go watch “The 11th Hour” at the Red Vic on Haight Street. It has finally put in perspective why these strange emotions have been bubbling up deep inside my soul.

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Rock Art : Amazing Rock Balancing Artist

November 15, 2007


So the other day my girlfriend and I decided to get out of San Francisco for a day and ended up going to Sausilito. The coolest thing there was the Rock Art. There was an artist who would balance rocks one on top of each other. These were pretty big rocks too, and when you see it, it will blow your mind how they stayed up. It seems to defy gravity. Here is the video of rock art and how he managed to balance them.

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Financial Advisors Are Scam Artist

July 9, 2007

I have a whole slew or problems with the Insurance Industry as a whole, but for now I want to stick ot one thing that has been bothering me for some time. Financial Advisors rip you off every chance they get. In a previous article Ameriprise: Recruiter Secrets I discussed how my past experience turned me on to the world of Financial Advising, or as I like to call it “modern day car salesmen.”

Finally my views are ligitimized and if you want to read an in depth article check out the NY Times: Elderly Exploited by Financial Advisors . With the baby boomers about to retire everyone is jumping to help them into their transition to retirement. I do not know about you but I view my retirement as a peaceful time with few stresses as I travel and enjoy my remaining time on earth with friends and family. However, with this new demographic comes a lot of money and so all the slime come out of the craqks to try and exploit the elderly.

Of course there are legitimate Financial Advisors but they are very rare. You no longer can trust Certificates as they are fairly easy to obtain. As long as you can juggle a few fractions and percentages you will eventually pass all the licences you need to start selling financial services. And then it’s like shooting fish in a barrel, you buy a nice suit, throw out impressive terms, and people will throw money at you as long as you promise them security in their old age.

The problem is incentives. The insurance industry is not sufficiently self regulating. As long as they hand out certificates as a business they continue to grow and profit. They really are nothing but middle men that claim to help you but individual financial advisors profit from moves that most likely are not beneficial for you.

There is a site called Motley Fool that had helped me open my eyes “somewhat” to how you are better off investing on your own then listening to anyone else. There is a also a site that doesn’t have any incentive to try to cheat people out of money called Flip Side Invest which hopefully will continue in its path to helping people more knowledgable in their investing and saving practices.

If you want to learn how to trade stocks the best thing to do is join an online stock game .