I do not do the scary part, obviously that requires you to know what you are doing and they are not going to let a teenager do tree pruning in Long Island unless they think that they can afford to get me bonded. Obviously the profits go down the drain if you go around busting up cars and breaking the windows on houses. It does you no good to pay some guy to climb up a tree with a chain saw if the guy does not know how to come back down the slow way. The big thing on my job is to not get hit by falling tree limbs or chunks of logs from tree trunks. In fact that is a really big thing, and instead the big thing I do is to try to minimize the damage that occurs when a huge log falls from fifty feet up in the air. Continue reading
The weekend was finally here and I wanted to spend some extra time on Snapchat. I had tons of pictures I wanted to download to my account. I got comfortable in my recliner with my laptop and proceeded to log into my Snapchat account. I typed in my username and password and got an error stating that the password was incorrect. This was no big deal as I sometimes misspell the password and would simply retype it. My second attempt produced the same error message. Someone must have used a snapchat hack to access my account. I had to get to the bottom of this and get it straightened out.
I immediately started a web search for information related to this. Continue reading
A. THE GET-RICH-QUICK ETHIC IN THE BUSINESS
We call this the ‘get rich quick’ or ‘get rich overnight’ ethic or mentality. That is, the notion and thinking that just the mere involvement of one in the petroleum trading business, whether as a dealer or a broker, agent or other intermediary role, will almost automatically guarantee one a millionaire, in deed, a multimillionaire, station in life, and almost in no time at all! That is an ethic and mentality that has pervaded the common mindset and psychic of the average intermediary involved, or contemplating involvement, in the business today, and has been even particularly more heightened since the modern era of the Internet trading. In a word, it is a mentality that says that world oil deals and the petroleum trading are a business that is awash in wealth and fortunes and easily guarantees the intermediary who gets involved in it in any capacity at all, but in particular as an agent or intermediary of some sort, that, as one analyst put it, “you are going to be super rich next week or next month” by doing so.
Historically, in the past, over a period of several decades (and beyond), there has almost always been a sizable number of what could be called “professional middlemen” who operated in the oil and other commodity “secondary market” trading industries who are primarily but genuinely driven by the belief or inner conviction that working as an intermediary in the industry is a reasonable path to honest living which, if not leading one to an instant wealth, then at least to a reasonable means of livelihood and steady economic progress and well-being.
In more recent times, however, since the advent of the Internet and its increasing role as the dominant and preferred tool for conducting business among intermediaries, there has gradually shifted and developed, in stead, over the years, a “new breed” of intermediaries and middlemen (brokers, agents, etc) in the trade. Often given to far less education, training or apprenticeship in the trade than the previous pre-Internet generation of intermediaries, and usually having vastly less knowledge and experience in the art of international trading because of the greater ease of entry into the business afforded them by the Internet, as a group this “new breed” of post-Internet intermediaries and middlemen are generally less shackled by the normal moral code or ethics and decorum, and are more greedy and in a greater hurry to “strike it big and fast” by merely working as an intermediary. And, just as importantly, they’re in a greater hurry to clinch that elusive, dubious get-rich-quick ambition by any means whatsoever, including the scamming of unsuspecting or gullible international crude buyers, as such scheme is aided and made easier for them by the Internet and the easier cover of anonymity that it provides them.
In deed, as many knowledgeable observers and respected analysts of the industry have noted, the get-rich-quick greed and mentality have, in these hard global economic times of today (mid 2012), reached an even new, particularly frenzied high, as many crooks, scammers and fraudsters with actually no real crude oil to sell, have now trooped into the international crude oil selling business in unprecedented numbers, seeing that arena as a fertile ground for them in attaining their dubious ambition of “striking it big and fast.”
Robert McAngus (among many others), the Managing Partner/CEO for the Robert McAngus Group, has noted, with great lamentation, that phenomenon. In a 2004 article, McAngus voiced a rather ringing alarm at the escalated, often grossly unrealistic, divorced-from-reality kind of the commission fees being demanded, or expected, in recent times by brokers and intermediaries in the petroleum trading.
According to McAngus:
“Over the past few years, I have seen the fees charged to a possible transaction spiral upward in some cases reaching the astronomic heights of $30 USD per metric ton to be divided 50/50 between the buy side and the sell side. For God sake! Get a life! Or at least do the mathematics, on a simple 100,000 metric ton transaction using the figures I have quoted, that’s $30,000,000.”
McAngus continues, asking: “Please explain how we, as the buyers, are supposed to justify that amount of money to the bank at which we have our lines of credit, and perhaps if I have a reader at this point they can explain what the broker did to earn this amazing sum of money… I have no idea where the idea that fees of this magnitude are paid to brokers in an oil transaction [came from], or for that matter who in the transaction is going to pay them, certainly not me as the buyer!.”
A salient aspect of this common notion and thinking is that to attain this high financial status of instant wealth in the business, you need not necessarily have to work hard or to be trained or particularly experienced in and knowledgeable about, it, but can attain it by this doing basically nothing – other than, perhaps, just shoving around a few copied or bogus false oil trade deals documents on the Internet usually passed down to the particular intermediary from other fellow equally uninformed brokers and intermediaries.
B. BUT HOW TRUE OR REAL IS THIS THINKING?
The principal question, of course, is: How true or real or not is this general thinking, if any? Are fortunes made as intermediary in petroleum and oil trade deals? We shall address this issue pretty soon. But, first of all, let us address the general nature of this thinking, and its general genesis or origins.
C. A MAJOR INFLUENCE and FACTOR IN THE CREATION OF THIS MINDSET OF GREED & GET-RICH-QUICK MYTHOLOGY
There might, of course, have been some other significant relevant factors and influences to which the origins and genesis of this present-day phenomenon of get-rich-quick mentality in oil deals could be attributable. But, for our purposes here, suffice it simply to say that, based upon this writer’s own extensive research on the subject, there seems to be one dominant intellectual factor, above all, which has significantly influenced and aided a great many among the current breed of Internet brokers and intermediaries in formulating this conception of the nature of the oil trading business, and of the above-described current mentality of greed and get-rich-quick mythology that is widely prevalent among these players about the oil business.
And what is that factor?
Somewhat incredibly, that factor seems to be one rather obscure e-book rather appropriately titled “How to Earn $Millions in Oil Deal.” Its author is Mr. Sam Igwe, who goes by the alias Sam Nelson, said to be an operator of an oil consulting service since 2003. Credible research shows that an early, cheap, but powerful and influential Internet promoter and preacher of the gospel of the quickie-and-easy-wealth-from-service-as-a-petroleum-deal-agent, is this simple publication by Mr. Sam Igwe, alias Sam Nelson – titled “How to Earn $Millions in Oil Deal.”
D. The Basic Doctrine of “get rich-quick-with-no-work-or-effort” of the Nelson Publication
In point of fact, Sam Nelson’s “How to Earn $Millions in Oil Deal” publication lives absolutely up to the billing of its title as an ardent gospel that fervently preaches what the title denotes!
Though nominally stating at the outset that the book is “not a ‘Get Rich Quick’ book,” the book promptly asserts that “If you are searching for a sure, fast and genuine way to earn fast, steady, honest living and how to become a millionaire, I bet, this is the right book [for you].” The publication proclaims itself to be “the clear path to financial freedom,” it declares its prime mission as being to teach the reader “the long-held secrets of how to work smart and become a big-time Agent, millionaire within few months,” and asserts that it “is intended to open the eyes and minds of the readers to join the team of the big players in crude oil business.”
Regarding the amount of money the average intermediary agent or “facilitator” is to expect, Nelson asserts,
“• Do you know you can become an Oil Deal Facilitator and EARN Millions of dollars within few months? • Do you know you can become a Buyer’s or Seller’s Agent? • Do you know you can EARN $1,000,000 – $2,000,000 just for successfully closing one Oil deal within few months?” He adds that you can “induct yourself into the Millionaires Club!,” that you “can change your life forever by becoming an Oil Deal Facilitator and earn up to ($2,000,000) two million dollars within few months… [with only] a phone and an Internet access, your only investment is just this step-by-step (Manual).”
Nelson sums up his “attain super wealth overnight” doctrine this way:
“There are millions of barrels of Crude Oil being sold daily around the world. You can close a deal in any part of the world. Just a click of your mouse and few phone calls plus extra smart work… you can earn Millions of dollars in just few months by successfully closing one Oil Deal working in the comfort of your home as a facilitator. These secrets have not been made public because the participants do not want the public to learn their game. These oil deal giants have been very privileged to learn the game and have constantly made people feel that one has to be a millionaire before he/she can participate. This is not true.”
E. No Work, No Education or Skills Required!
And is there any amount of work or efforts that it will take for the agent to master this business and make a success of it, or to earn all that money? Is there any education, skills, knowledge, investment and experience that this will take or require? Nelson’s answer to these questions is, basically, practically little to none of that. According to Nelson, “This is Easy and Simple! Just from your dinning table you will work at your own pace and make millions of dollar within few months. There is no hidden cost. No huge investment. No upfront fees. (WE MEAN ‘NO FEES UPFRONT’).”
F. BUT HOW TRUE OR REAL IS THIS THINKING?
And now we get back to this central but critical question: How true or real is this general thinking, if any at all? Basically, the question is, are fortunes made as intermediary in petroleum trade deals, in fact?
In point of fact, if we were to put it simply in a word, probably the most fundamental and truest thing that could be said about the above-sketched doctrine of “get rich quick with no work or efforts” for the oil trader or intermediary, is simply that that doctrine is completely and patently false and misleading, and is at variance with, and directly contradictory to, the whole TRUTH and actual REALITY about the business! It is that the above-prescribed thinking is patently contradicted by the well-established, tried-and-proven trading doctrine and thinking that has long been preached, practiced and successfully used by mainstream traders and the most respected and most successful experts and practitioners of trading for generations in the industry!
Sure, decent money, or, in deed, even high incomes could still be made, and continue to be made, by many persons working as an intermediary in the business today, and a good number of intermediaries still close oil trade deals that are lucrative. But that’s ONLY by someone, however, who shall have already “paid his dues” in the industry before hand, before he (she) can possibly attain such success and such income working in the business – in terms of having acquired the requisite education and training, of being skilled and knowledgeable in the fundamentals of the trade and the appropriate rules and procedures of the trade, and, above all, of having acquired the hands-on practical experience and apprenticeship and long years (some 2-3 years or more) of painstaking, patient, diligent hard work in the business.
Clearly, that is a far, far, cry from the Nelson doctrine outlined above which essentially says and spreads the thinking that, as a broker or agent working in world oil deals and trading, you’re almost automatically “guaranteed” to close oil trade deals and to attain incredibly humongous and high “millionaire” financial status of instant wealth within months in the business just by the mere trying of your hands at it; and that you need not necessarily have to work hard at it or to be trained or particularly experienced in and knowledgeable about it, but can attain such great wealth overnight, any way, by doing basically nothing — other than, perhaps, just shoving around a few copied or false oil deal documents on the Internet usually passed down to the particular intermediary from other fellow brokers and intermediaries.
Clearly, anyone who really knows anything about the true realities of the business, would immediately tell you that nothing could be more ‘Joker Broker’ like type of philosophy than the above-described Nelson doctrine. An attitude and mindset that immediately reminds one of this characterization made by one analyst about the core nature of the joker broker, “Some of them [the “Internet” brokers or joker brokers] are quite entertaining [in the notions about the workings of business they typically exhibit], and remind us of the Nigerian scam artists. The world simply [just] does not work like that.”
G. THE PERVASIVENESS OF SUCH THINKING AMONG THE INTERMEDIARIES
Yet, such attitude and thinking fundamentally represents the kind of underlying mindset and mentality which typically pervades and controls the thinking of most persons who are attracted by and enticed into dabbling into the role of an agent or intermediary in petroleum dealings today – a mindset and mentality which essentially views the petroleum trading business as the ‘cash cow’ path to instant financial riches, and one which requires no deep learning or knowledge set to attain it, no long experience, and no hard work, but could simply be accomplished merely by passing around a few copied or even forged but never verified “documents” on the Internet! An underlying mindset and mentality of get-rich-quick-through-the-intermediary-work-without-work-or-study, which, though grossly misguided and totally erroneous and misinformed, pervades the broker network on the Internet – and bespeaks of the kind of unbelievable unrealism, unreal mentality and difficult-to-comprehend attitude often witnessed among a good many Internet brokers and agents operating in the international petroleum trading market today in terms of the frequent presentation one sees on their part of offers of business propositions or demands that are often impracticable, totally unreal and unrealistic, seemingly mere day-dreaming than serious, clearly divorced from simple reality, and completely contrary to all time-honored, well-established norms of the trade and the normal ways of doing business!
H. How Pure Greed Blinds & Hoodwinks People into this Doctrine
It is a mindset and mentality that, though rooted in the Sam Nelson doctrine, have their most primary and powerful impetus in one fundamental factor – sheer human GREED and FANTASY or MYTHOLOGY! Many times, mainly consumed by the false thought of becoming “super rich” overnight out of the blues from an oil deal, many of such brokers are found to be innocently and naively trying to close a deal for someone who they believe, or merely hope, to be real, but who is, in fact really not. But oftentimes, they are too blinded and overcome by the false belief in their pipe dream of becoming “super rich next week or next month” overnight by virtually doing nothing, or too proud or conceited, to simply accept or concede that such beliefs and procedures that they present are simply incorrect or impracticable, and so they refuse to change their ways and continue along the same futile path of wasting their time and the precious time of others, for months and years still trying to push plainly unworkable deals – until, perhaps, it finally begins to dawn on them that for so long no deals have been closed, or are likely to be closed, and not a dime of income has been, or is likely to be, earned!
These words of cautionary alarm and distress by a vastly experienced and successful 35-year veteran of the business, Robert McAngus, the Managing Partner/CEO of the international conglomerate, Robert McAngus Group, concerning the escalating greed and demands for unrealistic levels of commission fees he had observed from Internet agents and brokers, seem to hit the nail squarely on the head:
“Having been in the oil business since 1976, many years prior to the birth of the internet and Skype, I feel I have the practical experience and the hands-on management knowledge and skills required to try and set some of the misunderstandings [held by brokers and intermediaries about what they should be paid] right,” as he strongly advices the brokers and agents that, having come from the old school, he would strongly ask that they always “THINK THE DEAL THROUGH. If you as a fresh-faced young broker or a grizzled seasoned veteran, take the time to think about the process, I am sure that you will realize that this industry requires a lot of hard work and effort, so rather than just pass the deal from your friend Joe, along to the next broker friend, do some dam work and find out if the deals [are] real or not, and try to earn your commissions.”
I. Don’t Even Try Your Hands at It Until You’ve Had the Requisite Education, Training, and Experience
Divide Papa, the noted expert in modern international trading procedures, somewhat debunking the Nelson doctrine of get-rich-quick-without work-or-study, elaborates:
“[If] you want to become a Doctor or Accountant or Engineer,” he notes, reminding us of the way things have always worked in the real world, “you must [first] study and go to school for may years. Then obtain experience. You want to become a professional intermediary Buyer/seller, the same ideal applies – 2/3 years is the learning, obtaining the experience cycle, and after studying, many will give up trying. That’s how difficult this business is. But in return – if you close even just ONE single large deal – you will make a small fortune. You will make a life time of earnings on one deal. If you learn and study well your chances to close one deal is an even 50/50. [However], if you trade without study, your chances of closing a deal is ZERO. There is no 100% study applications in this business.”
Papa adds that any persons who are acting as import/export intermediaries in world petroleum deals, but have NOT first done the requisite studies, or fail to apply the appropriate doctrine of trading that’s followed by credible practitioners and experts, are virtually doomed to failure, guaranteed to close no deals or to make even a dime in income. And such persons, he asserts, should just rest assured that at least 99% of them “have no idea on what they are doing and will never close one deal even in 50 year of trading with silly procedures like LOI, ICPO, BCL, POP, etc. The net is full of silly ill-informed intermediaries who think they are trading when, in fact, all they’re doing is trading in nothing – just wasting time.”
To summarize, the central point of this essay is that – whatever may have actually been, or is, the causal source for or genesis of it, whether it is traceable to Mr. Nelson’s book, or to the new ethic of the Internet and the Internet generation, or some other unidentifiable corrupting or misguiding influence, or whatever else – literally nothing could be more wrong-headed, more misleading, misguided or unfortunate for the international petroleum marketing business today, or any Internet broker and agent who operates or want to operate in it, than adopting or buying into the above-described doctrine of fortune being made as intermediary in petroleum trade deals overnight, without work or efforts or education, which is widely admitted to be the underlying prevailing mindset operating among many of today’s Internet brokers and agents. In fact, to put it even more starkly, the central point that is made here is that nothing could be more cruelly ‘Joker Broker’ like – i.e., more negative or despicable, more unreal and unrealistic, more damaging or destructive, and counterproductive – to the average broker’s very own best interests and to his best chances of ever finding success in the business or ever landing any sales, closing any deals or making any income – than for a broker to operate under this kind of thinking and mindset – a mindset that is completely false and wrong, totally mistaken and misleading, unrealistic, unattainable, and absolutely contrary to and devoid of any realities and all norms of doing business..
Put simply, in terms of world oil deals, it is this innate belief in the above-described doctrine and mistaken thinking concerning the actual nature and realities of international trading and what ought to be the proper role of the commission intermediary in it that is generally held by the modern Internet intermediary, consciously or unconsciously, deliberately or otherwise, that is fundamentally the single most critical element which account for why most commission intermediaries fail as agents and generally do not close any deals or earn much income, for months, even for years of involvement in the business. And, what is more, it is this unfortunate innate erroneous belief that is held by them, that has been the most fundamental critical element which account for the terrible image of the modern Internet commission intermediary in today’s petroleum marketing business, and the horrible image and notoriety with which they are generally viewed.
And this is so for very good and readily understandable, and, in large part, justifiable reason!
Why so? Simply, because to operate in the business based on such a wrong-headed doctrine or mindset, or such misguided thinking, by any one at all, directly leads one, as it has with the intermediaries involved in the oil business, astray, leading them to the wrong approach and wrong mindset and procedures for the business, and therefore to undesired results and to failure and not being able to close oil trade deals, or to earn commission income from their involvement in the business.
An apt and excellent word of knowledge by which to conclude this essay is perhaps this one offered by one noted expert and author on the international trade intermediary, “There are no short cuts in this business [of trying to work as a trader or an intermediary].”
Or, to put it perhaps even more lucidly still, I might myself add this: “Either trade with the correct philosophy and approach, or fail woefully if you try to trade otherwise!” As an intermediary (or trader), those are your ONLY two stark options and certain results, and none else!
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Ever since mentioned in ‘The Game’ by Neil Strauss, the October Man Sequence has become somewhat of a legend. It purportedly is able to make a woman want to go to bed with a man in as fast as 15 minutes. On the perhaps negative side, it is also known to make stalkers out of the woman that the sequence is performed on!
During its release, the October Man Sequence had caused quite a stir in the seduction community, as evidenced by multiple threads on the sequence in almost all the major forums in the community.
So what really is October Man Sequence?
The October Man Sequence was originated by a veteran in the seduction community who went by the pseudonym IN10SE. He was portrayed as one of the key players in Neil Strauss’ book (where he was known as Twotimer). IN10SE was also a student of Speed Seduction guru Ross Jeffries and a peer of Swinggcat (the writer of Real World Seduction).
IN10SE had based the technique on Milton Erickson’s February Man book (he had renamed it the ‘October Man’ because his birthday was in October). The sequence was designed around hypnosis and NLP concepts such as framing, focus, intention and fractionation.
The basic premise of the October Man is symbolism. The concept of symbolism in hypnosis is the idea of turning a particular feeling in a person into a symbol which is then manipulated. The symbol is anchored towards another person (the hypnotist) and this is further used in order to invoke certain feelings (pleasure or pain) in the person.
This symbol is the link into a person’s unconscious. By controlling this symbol, it is therefore possible to control the person’s feelings at will.
Concerns on the use of the October Man Sequence
There were some concerns on the usage of this seduction pattern. It is so potent that according to IN10SE, using this technique is akin to “bringing a nuclear bomb to a gunfight”.
For some time, seduction gurus have taken the stand not to teach such patterns because they were thought to bring more harm than good. However, this purportedly ‘dark’ technique was finally released by IN10SE after some fake materials exchanged hands at eBay for good money.
While this technique might not be suitable for everyone, anyone with even a passing interest in the sequence should go to the IN10SE’s website and download a PDF sample of the book. Also, there is free audio where the author himself goes through a demonstration of sexual value elicitation.
According to Sinn, an instructor with Mystery Method, “(It is) far and away the best NLP product I’ve seen”. The jury is still out on whether the October Man Sequence is the deadliest seduction sequence known to man, but it remains a highly potent weapon in the seductionist’s toolbox.
According to the market statistics, US federal government is the largest purchaser of quality products. Now one mandate rule the government follows is around 23% of the total amount of dollars spent on businesses should be spent on the small businesses especially those are owned and operated by the minority group of business veterans. Prospective small businesses are recognized by 8A Certification and other programs. The small business development programs are not direct funding program but are designed to help the small ventures by offering them lucrative government contracts. SDVOSB or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business processes are also given privileges to do business with the federal agencies.
It has been reported that in the year of 2008, only 6000 of the total 9000 certified companies used their certification in order to obtain federal contracts. So, you must asses your business status before planning for the certification. You must analyze the necessity of 8A certification to find what the recognition will do for your business. The fact is, not every business development program suits just about any small business process. You have to have the need to best utilize the advantages. HUBZone certificationprogram is area specific for which your business should be located in the HUBZone area.
Being 8A certified is not just filling out an application form and getting approved by the federal agencies. An applicant has to submit a comprehensive business plan via form 1010c to demonstrate your business potential. 8A Certification brings the license to get set aside federal contracts for the long 9 years. To establish even longer business relationship you need to re-register your business with SBA on an annual basis.
During these annual re-registration the financial ratios and other factors are again reviewed. So, it is clear that the 8A certification programs are actually not the one time application process. Incomplete or inappropriate applications are rejected and never reviewed. Moreover, once your application get rejected you lose your eligibility to re-apply for the next 6 months. Therefore, it is always wise to hire a professional to bypass the possible hazards.
Any 8A certified company get a 10% cost advantage over their competitors which make the contracts potentially more lucrative to the small business companies. A wide ranging industry is covered by the SDVOSB or minority owned business certification program. However the IT industry, construction companies, janitorial companies, food service and several other industries get greater exposure and opportunity compared to the others.
In fact, that is the reason why professional 8A certification consultants are now in demand. They not only help the applicants place a flawless application but also suggest a prospective business domain if they do not have any definite plan to start with. You can hire the professionals from online service providers or can download the guide books directly from the site to get complete program details and other necessary information. It is always good to have detailed knowledge about the certification program you are opting for. So, get online and find your needed information online, federal grants are just a few steps away.
Horse Racing can be difficult to get started in for the novice learning about form, track conditions and which jockey is doing well at the moment. For those of you looking to get a leg up here is list of ten of the best books to help you improve your knowledge of horse racing. This list is totally subjective and opinion of the best books will differ. I invite you to post any other books that you might feel are beneficial to the other members.
1. Handicapping 101: A Horse Racing Primer, Brad Free (2007)
Winning at the races doesn’t mean you need an advanced IQ, but only that you have a basic knowledge of racing mechanics–this book teaches you that. Free’s basics of handicapping are easy for a beginner to understand as well as being a refresher for the veteran horseplayer. This book explains how a horse’s individual characteristics such as health, habits, and degree of ability all come into effect when deciding whether or not to bet on that horse. A horseplayer who learns how to recognize and use the characteristics of the horse can then realizethat winning bets are in his or her future. This primer gives practical ways to pick winners and avoid losers.
2. Betting On Horse Racing, Richard Eng (2005)
Want to be able to go to the racetrack with a group of friends and feel like you know what you’re doing? Want to be able to place smarter bets that increase your chance of going home with dollars in your pocket? Reading this book answers those questions for you. With more than 20 years’ experience in the horse racing industry, Eng focused this book on learning how to bet and how to increase your odds of winning. He doesn’t specifically go too in-depth into handicapping skills. This book teaches you how to read the race forms, which serious bettors use to increase their odds of winning. There is an excellent glossary at the end where the author explains all industry terminology so that you can understand every word he uses to describe the horse racing experience.
3. The Complete Handicapper, James Quinn (2013)
This book can help the beginning horseplayer as well as the experienced handicapper. It has been said that it is required reading for anyone who is serious about placing more winning than losing bets. James Quinn has over 40 years of experience in the horse racing industry and has set out the most important basic handicapping skills he’s learned through those years as well as the new ideas he’s learned in this 21st centuryof thoroughbred racing, all in this one book.
4. How To Turn Any Racetrack Into Your Own Money Machine (And Be Just One of the 2% That Do), Greg Boomer Wry (2005)
The world of horse-race handicapping can be very exciting, and this book helps to open it up to you. It is designed to teach you all there is to know about handicapping horse races, from learning solid betting strategies, to successfully managing your money so you have better chances to succeed. Through it, you will learn skills to last a lifetime. This inclusive book uses very understandable terms which are defined and explained, at times by giving examples. You will learn how to analyze a race by reading and understanding The Daily Racing Form and grading each horse to determine whether or not to bet on the race.
5. Bet With The Best: Expert Strategies From America’s Leading Handicappers, DFR Press (2001)
At the time it was published, it was the most comprehensive book on handicapping thoroughbred horse races to be published in over a decade.With nine different chapters written by nine different authors on nine different topics of the horse racing world, this book will appeal to beginners as well as expert handicappers. Example chapters are Beyer on Simulcasting, Quinn on Class, and Brohamar on Pace. If you don’t want to purchase 9 separate books on these 9 separate topics, then this book will be a good place to start to begin learning about each of them.
6. Betting Thoroughbreds for the 21st Century: A Professional Guide For the Horseplayers, Steven Davidowitz (2009)
This book is the revised and updated third edition to the author’s classic “Betting Thoroughbreds”, first published over three decades ago. The book is so popular and has such dedicated followers among both new racing fans and veteran players, that it has been the horse racing industry standard for handicapping for decades.This newly revised edition explains recent industry changes, such as synthetic surfaces, ‘super trainers’, wagering syndicates, computer software programs, and more. Have you ever looked at the past performance of a horse and wondered what it was doing in the race today? This book will answer that question as well as countless others. Diverse topics such as track bias to trainer intent are among those covered. This industry-standard handicapping book will become a favorite read for beginning horseplayers as well as a welcome refresher for experienced horseplayers.
7.The Best of Thoroughbred Handicapping: Advice on Handicapping, James Quinn (1987).
Quinn’s book contains 48 essays by some of the most knowledgeable thoroughbred handicappers, including Tom Ainslie, Andrew Beyer, William Quirin, and himself. Individual essays explainthat author’s system and give examples of how each works. Some of the systems are too complex to condense into one chapter, and the essays difficult to follow. But generally, the essays stimulate the horseplayer’s appetite to read the original books which are listed in an annotated bibliography. Topics ranging from betting strategy to pace handicapping to visual analysis of the horses in the paddock make this encompassing collection of writings useful to every type of handicapper. If you are looking for a well-rounded book on handicapping methodologies, this may be the one.
8. Exotic Betting: How To Make The Multihorse, Multirace Bets And Win Racing’s Bigger Payoffs, Steve Crist (2006)
“Handicapping a race is only half the battle, betting is the other”. Crist’s strategy teaches the horseplayer to make the most money by betting on numerous exotic bets, including the daily double, exacta, trifecta, quinella, superfecta, pick 3, 4, and 6. Crist says this book is not about picking winners at the trackbut teaches that how to bet is as important as who you like–especially in the 21st-century world of horse racing where new ways to bet such as the superfecta and pick four have surpassed the routine win, place, and show betting of days’ past. Both serious and casual horseplayers will benefit from understanding the strategies and mechanics of making these exotic bets.
9. Modern Pace Handicapping, Tom Brohamer (2000).
“Pace makes the race” is one of the oldest sayings you will hear at a racetrack, and this book is the go-to book on pace handicapping. For beginners, reading about running style will give insight into how the race will be run and which horses will benefit from the likely pace scenario. For experts, the Sartin Methodologychapter sets out a new method of analyzing the pace of a race. The author used the Sartin Methodologyto develop his own technique for handicapping horse races. He looked at running styles, turn times, track variants, energy distribution, and par times in predicting race strategy and outcome. Daily Racing Form charts are placed throughout the book.
10. Ainslie’s Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing, Tom Ainslie (1988)
This third edition is referred to as the “most complete, comprehensive and reliable guide to handicapping and understanding thoroughbred racing”. Even though some of its ideas may sound outdated by today’s racing standards, countless generations of people cut their teeth on the basic handicapping skills Ainslie teaches–skills necessary to help you become ‘expert handicappers’ and to be able to consistently pick winners at the track. Some of the basics the author covers are class, distance, form, speed, track conditions, jockeys and trainers, and breeding.
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George Johann Klein invented the electric-powered wheelchair in the 1950s. Considered as the most productive Canadian inventor of the 20th century, his other notable inventions include the microsurgical staple gun, the ZEEP nuclear reactor, the Canadarm, and the Weasel all terrain vehicle. Klein was working for the National Research Council of Canada when he came up with the electric wheelchair which was meant for injured World War II veterans.
In 2005, the first successfully working electric wheelchair was welcomed back to Canada during the official launch of Klein’s biography in Ottawa. The chair had been given to the government of the United States in 1955 in a gesture to demonstrate the commitment of Canada to help disabled individuals all over the world. It is now displayed at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
The electric wheelchair has been dubbed as Canada’s Great Invention. Its development was spurred by the influx of veterans of the Second World War who had become disabled by injuries sustained in battle. The concerted efforts of the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, and Canada’s Department of Veteran Affairs resulted in an electric motor propelled wheelchair that was actually useful.
Before the advent of this type of wheelchair, quadriplegics had no way to move around by themselves. A little earlier, Canadian Paraplegic Association founder John Counsel had successfully lobbied the Canadian Government for the mass purchase of manual wheelchairs. This helped paraplegic veterans but not quadriplegics. Dr. Klein, in collaboration with medical practitioners, patients, engineers, and scientists, then moved into the breach by originating the concept of the electronic wheelchair.
Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on August 15, 1904, George Klein became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1968 and was later inducted to the Canadian Science and Technology Museum Hall of Fame (in 1995) because of his work on the electric wheel chair and other noteworthy inventions. He died on November 4, 1992 in Ottawa at the age of 88 years.
His inventions, however, keep him alive in the memory of people all over the world, especially of those who are enjoying the independence and mobility that he made possible through the electric wheelchair. Today there are many adaptations of this kind of wheelchair, which has been customized to the different needs of individuals. Rear, centre, front wheel and four wheel drive variants are presently available.
Originally meant for quadriplegics and invalids who can not self-propel a manual wheelchair due to certain disabilities, the electric-powered wheelchair is now also prescribed for persons who have cardiovascular conditions. It can be designed for use indoors or outdoors, or for both. There are portable models and full featured “rehab” models. There are kinds that have on-board chargers while others have separate chargers.
The electric wheelchair is controlled by means of joysticks or other kinds of devices such as chin controls or puff/sip scanners. These controllers can regulate not only the chair’s speed and direction but also other functional movements, such as recline, tilt, seat elevation, and leg elevation, that make its occupant able to perform certain motions and activities that would not have been possible otherwise.
Military families, just like traditional families, have needs that are sometimes unmet by the pay that an officer or soldier receives from serving his or her country. If you are serving or have served in the military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, or Army Reserves, you can qualify for a military personal loan to meet your financial needs now.
Money For Any Purpose
A military personal loan can be used for any purpose. Perhaps you need to make a major purchase, such as furniture, appliances, or home improvement. Or maybe you need to buy a car, truck, SUV or other vehicle, take a vacation, pay for education for you or your children, or many other needs. Whatever reason you have for needing money, the fastest and easiest way to get the cash you need is through the military personal loan, and military personnel of all ranks qualify.
Borrow Up To $20,000
Military personal loans are available in amounts as small as $2,000 and as much as $20,000. Determine the amount that you need to borrow in advance of applying for your military loan, and borrow only the amount that you need. Remember that this is a loan and must be repaid, so never agree to a repayment amount that is more than you can meet with your current budget and other financial obligations. Military personal loans, just like other loans, will report either monthly or quarterly to the three major credit reporting bureaus – Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian.
Your military personal loan can be either unsecured or secured. The unsecured military personal loan does not require that you pledge security assets in the form of collateral to secure your cash, although you will be assessed a higher interest rate and usually have to repay your lender sooner. The unsecured version is perfect for the borrower who does not wish to risk their assets, or has nothing to use for collateral. The secured version requires that you pledge collateral, usually your home or automobile, and poses a lesser risk to the lender. Therefore, the secured military personal loan costs less in interest, can be repaid over a longer period of time, and features lower monthly payments.
Bad Credit Welcome
If your credit history is less than ideal, you might want to go for the secured military personal loan to improve your chances of approval. Borrowers with bad credit can also apply for their unsecured military personal loan with the help of a creditworthy cosigner. A cosigner should be someone who has established good credit, is willing to sign with you on your loan application, and agrees to repay the lender on your behalf if you fail to do so.
There are many lenders doing business online that write military personal loans for borrowers with all types of credit histories. These online lenders can typically save you money on both secured and unsecured military personal loans in terms of interest because of the increased level of competition in the online lending marketplace, which drives interest rates down. A savings of just a half of a point can save you hundreds of dollars over the life of your loan. Additionally, you can complete a nearly paperless application process on the secure website of the lender.
Have you ever done a search on the internet hoping to find someone like the late “Ed Warren” and you Get someone like “Aleister Crowley”?
(This can happen even when you seek “Demonology” course material too beware!)
Part of the problem is the term “Demonologist” can mean different things.
Consider there IS a GRAVE difference between ones who conjures demons, and ones who seek to rebuke them.
It is a professional courtesy to be clear as to what you do, and who you really are. Rather than to tag “Demonologist” and let people assume.
But here we let you define those who tag themselves as “demonologist”, by the knowledge, practices, habits, affiliations… etc.
1) STUDENT DEMONOLOGIST – One who studies a form “demonology”, is a novice or apprentice of a form of Demonology. A “Demonologist” in the field, is not “one who merely studies them”, avoid taking on such titles as to not confuse people. “Apprentice Demonologist”, “Student Demonologist”, and “Student of Demonology” for example are appropriate labels. The ‘prefix’ is key so as to not confuse the ‘learner’ with the “Veterans”, and people who are considered to be top names, and experts in the field. The mainstream public will contact a guy calling himself a “demonologist” not realizing he/she is merely a “student”, “in training”, who is NOT a well seasoned Veteran, and is unduly wearing that label.
People are being mislead and confused.
2) DEMONOLOGY HISTORIAN – A historian, or a “scholar” on the topic. The historian is more the engineer” not apply the knowledge to practical application and solution.
Where #6 and #7 are the “Technicians”, encompassing both knowledge and practical application and problem solving. – Dr. William Bradshaw ph.d, could also be rightfully called a “Historian Demonologist.” My Father Gerald retired form the field work when I was in third Grade
3) BIBLICAL DEMONOLOGIST –
Typically those of Protestant Denominations – This is one who has primarily learned from the KJV Bible as their source of information on “Demons” – This knowledge applies more towards “Spiritual warfare” in temptation stages. Controversially, they often share a belief that “all ghost are demons”, which they cite is scripturally based, although it is not shared with their catholic and orthodox brothers and others. Such individuals often go on to study separately under a “Historian”, and “Religious demonologist”, or a “Catholic or Christian Demonologist”. As to better understand the process of and the ‘legwork’ relating to ‘field investigations’ for cases of paranormal activity, in potential hauntings, infestations and possessions. This is essential because the bible is vague about many facts in spiritual warfare. Many “Biblical Demonologist” also consider themselves an “Exorcist” by default, typically this is more common with individuals who do not belong to a valid and organized (larger) Denomination of faith. As an “Independent” Christian Denomination, it is easy to award oneself such titles without an overseer or church hierarchy, as they are their own ‘Bishop’ or ‘Pope’ and can do what they please…
For those of the Catholic/Orthodox – Along with their Orthodox bibles, this is also including “Sacred tradition”, and the writings of the Saints for their resources. And such individual are considered by the church as a “spiritual warfare ‘counselor”, or a “Spiritual warfare specialist” if they only work to educate the people. They do not use the word “Demonologist”.
John Labriola, Author of “Onward Catholic Solder” Is an example
4) NECROMANCER – Well as you know, this is one who conjures demons to do their own bidding, the black arts practitioners, etc.. This is the more common definition for “demonologist” prior to the introduction of the title “demonologist” into the mainstream before 1990 in reference to a “Ghost Buster”.
5) “SOLOMONITES” – Be especially aware of people teaching this material in their “Demonology course”! OK “Solomonities is my own word for them but, these are ones whom consider the Gnostic text The “Keys of Solomon”, as legit, and expect to do work in spiritual warfare calling demons to do battle against demons. Anything with the likes of “Aleister Crowley”, or “Goetia” associated with it is to be avoid. And are considered as #4, as “Necromancers”. Fans and followers of the book by Michael Laimo. “These Demonologists”, are not “Who ya gonna call”? or want to call… There is a certain level of ignorance in people learning this Demonology from the perspective of the enemy. Yet they believe it applies to Exorcism and Deliverance. Wrong!
“A house divided against itself cannot stand,”” -Abraham Lincoln/Matthew 12:25
“How can Satan drive out Satan?” Jesus (Matthew 12:25-rwefering to exorcism)
“You can not appease one demon, and expect to rebuke another”
The big note about these “Types” are they some of them think they are doing “The Work” from God, but they are really doing it from the perspective of the enemy.
6) RELIGIOUS DEMONOLOGIST – This is the more mainstream title people expect in a “demonologist”. This specific one is the title Gerald Brittle created to describe the unique work that the late Ed Warren did for his book “The Demonologist”. Ed, who was a “Roman Catholic”, wore many hats, as he was an investigator, Parapsychologist, Ghostologist, Demonologist, and was also skilled in interviewing the victims and witnesses. But he also was known to occasionally do house “cleansings” (i.e. forms of “deliverance”). And practice a controversial tactic known as “religious provocation” in order to gather needed evidence to justify a church approved Exorcism. This title more so has passed with Ed’s departure in 2006, however some individuals now tend to use “Religious demonologist” to make them “Non-denomination” Christian. A “Religious Demonologist” typically covers all aspects up to, but not including the actual Deliverance/Exorcism. This is where they then typically enlist in the proper personal, in clergy.
7) Denominational – Specific to a particular faith or legit / organized and known denomination working directly through their church and coming from a perspective related to that faith/denomination. (i.e. “Christian Demonologist”, “Roman Catholic Demonologist”) This individual may or may not also practice what is considered “Religious Demonology” as #6, or merely be an adviser for “demonology” and such related info. Or it may be an embodiment of all 5 of the types listed here. Which does includes #1, because for everyone, the ‘studies never cease’. I have not found that any other of the larger known denominations have practiced using this word “demonologist” prior to 1980. That is, until it became more popular in the mainstream. I think they avoided it as to not be associated with the “Necromancer”, or “Solomonites”, and rightfully so…
a) Roman Catholic Demonologist – All though they might handle cases abroad, the prefix dictates they are under the authority of the church doctrine of their Roman Catholic church and magistrate (i.e. Bishop). (Which means they will not be using “sage”, conducting 3am séances or using other practices against church teachings) It is assumed by default such individuals are somehow recognized by their local diocese in the least their own parish church, although it may not be publicly. The Roman Catholic Demonologist, is what a Religious demonologist is and more. Since he can still move forward in performing to a “deliverance” or (aka minor exorcism) over a person, place or thing. Then they will go to enlist in specially appointed Catholic Clergy “Exorcist”, to take the baton as it is needed. This is usually when it is determined that a higher church authority is needed or the “Roman Ritual” will best serve the situation. Also it is imperative that “Catholic demonologist” need to understand ALL Christian denominations, as to be more effective and to not limit the client based to only the “choir”. NOTE: Currently there is still NO official title in the Roman Catholic church known as a “Demonologist”. The church may only refer to such individuals whom might duly use that title. But that’s about it.
b) Other Denominations – Through their own church they might be a member of a “deliverance team” or prayer group that works with such cases of infestation, possession. Typically led by an ordained minister, for the title “Christian Demonologist”, it is a title used by few. They may sport such titles such as “Deliverance” Minister”, “Faith Healer”, and more recently “Exorcist”. To summarize, these ministers are more often what is describe here as ‘biblical demonologist’ in their knowledge and skills. We also note that they can not represent all denominations, if they so choose, since they do not have access to the sacraments and the Catholic church, which can limit their client base.
Sadly the larger denominations usually stick with their own. So you don’t see a need to be so diverse, they prefer to “preach to the choir”. When going outside the more organized and well recognized churches, it’s a take of good and bad. The good is more diversity, the bad is a question of validity. And many fly-by-night denomination that are spawn every day from ‘Universal Life Church’ bring no more authority of the Jesus/ the church than you or I would have as ‘Laity’.
As in the medical field, we will always be learning new things, sure!
In life we are always learning, but does that mean we are never to grow up? Or that children should label themselves as a “parent” and act as such with another child? Name Titles keep it proper perspective for “Others”… OK bad metaphor, but is it not a dangerous thing for a med school student to begin to handle patients like an MD?
and… There is a Real problem with the Novice immediately hurling his/herself into a “demonologist’s” field of work.
A kid in bible college or in training is not ready to handle cases alone. He/she simply does not have the knowledge or experience. Especially working on cases of Hauntings involving children and potential possession cases because of the possibility of mental health. (And.. all true demonic cases are dangerous)
It should be understood that people *DO NOT* consider a “demonologist” is one who merely “studies” demonology plain and simple. That might be a Wikipedia definition, but it is not what the mainstream understands. So we have to look at it from the majority perspective, the popular public view. Not from Webster’s dictionary.
Saying “nothing” helps to confuse and mislead people seeking help or advice as to who is the novice or the veteran.
So, in short, the followers of “Crowley”, should not be confused with followers of “Christ”. To all of you out there. Be forthcoming and honest as to your ‘type’, when the label “demonologist” is applicable. Prefix it with the appropriate word so people will not be confused in what you are or claim to be.
© 2013-2105 Kenneth Deel/ Swords of Saint Michael
The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published in 1925 during the height of the Roaring Twenties in America. The book became enormously successful.
At the time of The Great Gatsby’s release, Dorothy Parker, founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, was thirty-two years old, living and working in New York City, collaborating with George S. Kaufman on the movie script “Business Is Business” and contemplating her second suicide attempt.
The main character in The Great Gatsby is Jay Gatsby, a WWI veteran who desired to be reunited with Daisy Buchannan, the love he lost five years prior. Coincidentally, Dorothy Rothschild Parker’s 1st husband, Edwin Pond Parker II was also a WWI veteran, whose heart was broken by his true love, Dottie. Edwin wanted his wife to move with him from New York to Connecticut. She decided a divorce was in order. She kept Parker’s name.
Dorothy Parker’s ‘best friend’ and nemesis, Playwright, Lillian Hellman, published memoirs in which she revealed that Dorothy and F. Scott Fitzgerald had had a brief affair. One will never know, beyond The Great Gatsby, which of Fitzgerald’s writings were ever influenced by his friend and former lover.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Rothschild Parker had much in common. Both were celebrated and prolific authors who were raised in wealthy families. They attended private Catholic schools (though Dorothy’s father Jacob Henry Rothschild was Jewish). The two had a passion for writing and enjoyed early successes. Both authors thrived financially through the Depression era of the 1930’s.
Dorothy and F. Scott also enjoyed drinking alcohol to excess. Dorothy joked that she once attended Alcoholics Anonymous, but they wanted her to stop drinking right then and there!
F. Scott and Dorothy each led turbulent personal lives. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda was diagnosed with Bi-polar disorder and was committed to a hospital that caught fire, resulting in her death. Dorothy Parker’s 2nd and 3rd husband Allan Campbell (they were married twice) was Bi-sexual and died in bed with her from an overdose of pills.
During their lifetimes, both Parker and Fitzgerald wrote for the Saturday Evening Post and Esquire. Both were screenwriters in Hollywood, though Dorothy was successful in this field (nominated for an Academy Award for co-scripting A Star Is Born), Fitzgerald was not.
Ironically, the central character in The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby went from poverty to wealth before death. While both Dorothy Parker and F. Scott Fitzgerald in their own lifetimes went from wealth and success to struggle before their deaths.
F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of 44 in the middle of writing his final novel, “The Love of the Last Tycoon.” Dorothy Parker attended his funeral… Dorothy Parker also died of a heart attack in 1967 at the age of 73, in the midst of writing her autobiography, “The Events Leading Up to the Tragedy.” Both writers left behind their unfinished manuscripts. Though, Dorothy’s autobiography mysteriously disappeared after her death…
F. Scott Fitzgerald died believing he was a failure because none of his writings came close to the success of The Great Gatsby. Dorothy Parker died nearly penniless after being Blacklisted in Hollywood during the McCarthy Era Commie scare. Dorothy was once quoted as saying, “I’ll never accomplish anything. That’s perfectly clear to me.”
Dorothy Parker’s life and struggles have been captured in films, plays and the author’s one woman show titled, “Dorothy Parker’s Room Enough For Two.” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life has also been depicted in films – with The Great Gatsby being made into several feature motion pictures including the most recent starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Great Gatsby has become required reading for most every High School student in America over the past several decades; making F. Scott Fitzgerald a household name. As for Dorothy Parker, sadly, many people today do not recognize who she is…
If you are not currently conducting an Annual Re-Orientation for your entire staff you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to reconnect them with the service philosophy of your organization, gain their re-commitment to the organization, and to hold them accountable for driving excellence in the year to come.
I was an employee with The Ritz-Carlton organization for over 17 years, and believe it or not, every year I attended Annual Employee Re-Orientation — and never got tired or bored with it. Why? Because it was an organizational goal to ensure that the learning was engaging, informative, interactive, and enjoyable.
Now Annual Employee Re-Orientation was a little different from the standard two-day orientation that new employees participated in. The annual re-orientation program was shorter, typically one day, and while it reinforced many of the same values and principles covered in new employee orientation, it also was an opportunity to get updated on new projects, initiatives, and business opportunities that the company was involved in, and learn how we would contribute to its success.
At The Ritz-Carlton, Annual Employee Re-Orientation was mandatory for all staff, including leadership. But the benefits far exceeded any cost or time incurred, and included:
- Enhanced alignment and communication across departments
- Greater employee engagement and teamwork
- Employees feel that they are “part” of the organization, not just a worker
- Greater customer satisfaction, because employees were re-energized
- Company-wide recognition of employees and departments who go above and beyond
- Increased employee competence, confidence, and commitment to do their jobs
- Reduction in customers problems and internal defects due to increase competence
- Increased job satisfaction and value in contributing to the success of the organization
Designing Your Annual Re-Orientation Program
Now that you understand the benefits, I hope it has inspired you to consider scheduling Annual Re-Orientations within your organization. To assist you in doing so, there are a few steps you should follow:
Step 1 – Get Leadership Buy-In: Before you go down the road of creating the program, start by discussing it informally with 3-4 trusted advisors (department heads and senior leaders) within the organization. First sharing what you believe will be the benefits to your organization, then going into brief detail on how you envision the program working. Be open to their questions (positive or negative), as well as their perspective on what will and will not work.
Step 2 – Make a Preliminary Draft the Program: This can be accomplished by asking yourself:
- What should the agenda include?
- How long should the program last (half-day or full-day)?
- Who would be great facilitators/speakers?
- What time of year is best for Annual Re-Orientation (beginning of the year, mid-year, our busy season, our slow season)?
- What learning outcomes are expected as a result of attending this program (re-commitment to excellence, increased job competence, company-wide alignment)?
- What will this cost the organization (in payroll, room and audio visual equipment, food and beverages, printing of training materials)?
- Will the cost of this training be recouped in its benefits (increase employee engagement, increase customer loyalty, increased revenue, reduced customer dissatisfaction, reduced internal defects)?
Step 3 – Present Your Business Case: I know you may be thinking “what, I don’t have time for this!” But believe me it will be well worth your investment in time, and most likely guarantee the program will be approved and supported by senior leadership. Your business case should answer all of the questions posed in your preliminary draft of the program, and culminate with a basic “cost/benefit analysis” which should confirm that the investment will be recouped in cost-savings due to increased employee engagement, alignment, and productivity.
Two Rules of Thought
In creating your Annual Re-Orientation Program, there are two different approaches: (1) You can have veteran employees attend your current New Employee Orientation program; or (2) You can create a separate program for veteran employees. I have seen both approaches in action, and therefore offer this advice:
· Having veteran employees attend your current New Employee Orientation program will save time, and money. However, they may perceive it as too boring because the information covered it too basic and geared toward new employees. Or, they could become disruptive by asking too many questions that are not relevant to new employees and require more detailed, longer answers than your time allows.
· Having veteran employees attend a separate Annual Re-Orientation Program will cost more in development time, and money. However, it will allow you to focus on key issues that need to be reinforced with veteran employees, dedicate more time to the type of questions and concerns that veteran employees want answered, and create the basis for holding them accountable for driving excellence in their daily work.
Bottom-line, Annual Re-Orientation is a process that many organizations cannot afford to ignore. If done effectively, the upfront investment in time and money will be quickly recouped in employee engagement, customer loyalty, and internal cost-savings.
Benjamin Franklin is credited with the quote “but in the world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” Lottery players around the world certainly dream about finding a sure thing other than death and taxes. This tough economic time with the highest unemployment rate that this generation has experienced finds more and more Americans turning to the internet looking for financial help. With weekly advertisements of $100s of Millions of dollars available for having the right numbers for a single one dollar Lottery investment can be the answer to resolve all their economic woes instantly.
Whether they have never played any lottery game before in their life, or have been against playing the lottery based on religious grounds, their current economic crisis to save their home has given reason for many folks to look at the lottery as a potential ray of hope of legally reversing their financial problems. They join lottery players who have been on a perpetual journey to find a way on how to win the lottery. More people than ever before are on the internet looking for some lottery systems or psychics to give them “the winning lottery numbers”.
If there were lottery systems that could provide all these needy folks with an answer to bring them economic relief to their current situation, they would be grateful. Many of the veteran Pick 3 players who have invested over and over again in promising Pick 3 lottery systems that have failed them in the past might sadly advise them not to even bother looking. Some veteran Pick 3 players, who have jaundice views of any new Pick 3 lottery system that comes along based on their past experiences, seem to demand proof and perfection before they would even invest in it. It is this very attitude they share with others in forums, particularly with any potentially new Pick 3 lottery player who is looking for information for the first time.
Even if a Pick 3 lottery system would come to the marketplace and introduce a new concept of a “Giveaway” Number that a Pick 3 System and its strategies could provide, would anyone out there believe in these new possibilities? President Theodore Roosevelt once said “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” It is one thing for doubters to reject something for themselves, but it is another to steal someone else’s hopes and dreams by passing on an opinion about something they have never seen or read. Their negative comments are worthless much like the advice that the blind man whispers into the deaf man’s ear.
If there is a Pick 3 Lottery System available that can indeed provide a way for lottery players or people in need an opportunity to learn a process that does indeed produce “Giveaway numbers”, then everyone should have a chance to try this Pick 3 System. A Giveaway number is any Pick 3 Lottery number that is the result of multiple indicators that suggest and point to it as the next playable potential winning Pick 3 number.
The $500 Pick 3 Jackpot may just be a drop in the bucket for what someone really needs. But one uses the right strategies that can maximize multiple “Giveaway Away” wins over a short period of time, or even allow the lottery player to play the Pick 3 Game for Free by using the monies from a Giveaway number’s win. It at least provides a glimmer of hope in the face of despair. A friend of mine, always in the face of difficulty or doubt, would cling to her favorite saying “Hope springs eternal”. Spring is here, and so let there be hope for those who are in need or the veteran Pick 3 players who would love to see Pick 3 Giveaway numbers join death and taxes as certain things that can be counted on in life according to Mr. Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait is always available on the face of the One Hundred Dollar Bill.