This month, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap for a joint celebration that will never happen again.
If you’re a Calendar Geek, this should be interesting.Continue reading
The anthropological world was stunned when the recent genome study of the 24,000-year-old remains of a small Siberian boy revealed that the child was both part-Western European and modern Native American. This turns on its head the long-held notion that those who first settled the Americas (themselves descendants of Siberian populations) were related to East Asians, as well as raising questions as to when … Continue reading
To me, the Tea Party means only one thing – smaller, less intrusive, less expensive, more efficient and more responsive state and federal governments.Continue reading
Plan Early – Plan Ahead – Plan Smart – Plan Strategically
Unless well integrated into your strategic plan, your Website will be little more than an expensive business card and could possibly harm your mission.
If you work through the questions and forms presented here before you think further about producing or updating your Website, I can guarantee that you will save time and money, possibly a significant amount of both.Continue reading
A disturbing number of individuals, small businesses, large corporations and governments are actively impeding business, stifling communication, irritating their customers and turning away prospects. They are doing this with the best of intentions, and often at considerable investment. They don’t know any better — but they have sucky Websites! Don’t be one of ‘them!’ As a broad rule, 70-80% of a Website’s design should … Continue reading
Imagine the terror felt by these young ones before their cold-blooded murders(video below) If you choose to not watch the video (below) because you might be disturbed by the content, then you are precisely the person who needs to watch it. Once you see the enemy in the face, (or hood) and witness the horror of something that should have been shown, unedited, on … Continue reading
The history of the Oath for Federal employees can be traced to the Constitution, where Article II includes the specific oath the President takes – to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Article VI requires an oath by all other government officials from all three branches, the military, and the States.
Here are the Oaths of Office for government employees, the President, Congress and more.
If you’re not part of the solution, then you are the problem.
If you are Muslim, and do not support bigotry, hatred and violence, then either stand up and speak out, or shut up and get out.Continue reading
It was arguably the darkest, most shameful action taken by the U.S. Government in the 20th Century. I’m referring to the paranoid forced relocation of Japanese-Americans to prison camps during World War II.
Paranoia is a baseless fear. Today, however, there are nearly two million Muslims living among us and little doubt that their loyalties lie with their Nation of Islam, and not our Nation of Liberty.
We will never be free of this threat until our level of commitment to saving our country exceeds the fervor and dedication of the militant Islamic enemy.Continue reading
Most everyone should be familiar with the biblical story of little David, who, against all odds, defeated the giant Goliath in a heroic battle.
Well I’d like to give this story a bit of a modern spin.Continue reading
How should we deal with an organized effort to inflict these Million economic cuts, when all it takes to inflict one is a circuit board and battery taped to an empty Propane can, or even a simple paper bag left in an ‘inappropriate’ place?
One plane crash doesn’t change the fact that flying is statistically the safest way to travel.
Likewise, One crazy person, killing Twenty Six people in a school doesn’t change the fact that our primary and secondary schools remain statistically, the safest place for your child to be.
Flawless grammar and perfect punctuation are rarely seen or expected in today’s environment of Instant Messaging, Tweeting, Texting, Blogging, Facebooking and other social media. Credibility is everything, and credibility suffers when ideas are presented in a less than credible manner.
Have you ever been reading a blog post and right up front the writer screwed up a word?
The writer’s point might be strong, and their logic impeccable, but if the Silver lining is wrapped in a dark cloud, many people will never see it.
What I hope to do here is kick-start your thinking — not about your message, but about the way you present it, starting with the “Prime Directive.”Continue reading
When a writer uses the word “there” when he meant to say their or they’re, for example, he often suffers an immediate credibility blow in the mind of the reader, if only subconsciously.Continue reading
Today’s new media requires a new look at some old rules. Where writing for eMedia is concerned, less really is more Documents destined for computer screens follow a slightly different set of rules than those written for print. The traditional 10-20 words per sentence is out the window. According to Jacob Nielsen, you should cut ‘traditional’ text by at least 50% when writing for … Continue reading
In any communication, be it graphic, written or verbal, do it as if … “You’re Sending a Telegram to a Moron at a Thousand Dollars a Word!”
Just because others abuse the language doesn’t give you permission
While on the subject of the widely misused and abused words, I’d like to point out a few of my pet peeves.
Persons with special needs and their care givers are twice as likely to have encounters with police and other first responders than the ‘average’ citizen.
Just recently, a child with Down’s syndrome was subdued by TASER in a situation that could have been easily defused by the parent or care-giver. In another incident police arrested a woman who was in diabetic shock, pulled her from her ‘parked’ car, threw her face-down on the pavement, handcuffed her and treated her like she was intoxicated.
With the above in mind, the special needs community would like for you to know a few things.Continue reading