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A Brief Explanation of Hexadecimal Numbers

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style = “font-color:#FF33CC“> SAY WHAT? When you are working with computers, and especially the Internet and the Web, you will eventually run into things like the above – – – Hexadecimal (HEX) Numbers. In HTML and other programming/scripting languages these represent a color to displayed on-screen. If you are making a motorcycle classifieds website or any kind of website for that matter and you … Continue reading

A De-evolution of Leadership

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Leaders lead, tyrants rule and servants serve. When did we lose sight of the distinction?

It starts when they do things for your own good — and ends when you are no longer relevant.

It’s not the Democrats and it’s not the Republicans. It’s what our government has become as a whole.

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A Few Random Web Design Tips and Reminders

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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

A PSA to The Mainstream Media

Save the First Amendment

ATTENTION MAINSTREAM MEDIA The following Public Service Announcement is from your fellow Americans and the Second Amendment. STOP – LOOK – LISTEN America is at a Crossing Don’t Get Hit by the Train   STOP: Stop the war against law abiding American gun owners for a while, and let the smoke clear. You may be surprised to discover that the bulk of it is … Continue reading

Barbara Walters and Sen. Ed Brooke – The Story Behind the Photo

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, existed a human quality called ‘Ethics.’ Related to integrity, ethics were more powerful than greed and narcissism, and far from today, fairly common among members of the Washington media. The Photograph The Story In the mid 70′s, rumors of an alleged affair between broadcaster Barbara Walters and then Senator, Edward Brooke were flying around the … Continue reading

Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking

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According to The Book of Lists, fear of public speaking ranks number one in the minds of a majority of people. Far above the fear of death and disease, comes fear of standing in front of a crowd.

We all want to be movie stars, but are terrified of the spotlight.

Here are a few anecdotes and tips to help your turn in the barrel as productive as possible.

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Defense Free Victim Zones

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Does your local shopping center, department store or other merchant require law abiding patrons to become potential victims before being allowed to shop? Do they not know that criminals don’t obey the law, much less their ineffective rules and silly signs? Don’t Be Disarmed and Defenseless Fight Back With This Handy (and Free) 8 1/2 x 11 Sign! Now you can perform a valuable … Continue reading

Do we Need a Federal Department of Education?

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“If No Child is Left Behind, How can Any Child Get Ahead?” When was the last time someone from the Fed was directly involved in the education of your child? When was the last time you saw a Fed at a schoolhouse, unless it was during a drug raid? Who signs your child’s teacher’s paycheck, the Feds or the locals? A Solution? Take most … Continue reading

Do we Need a Federal Highway Administration

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Private Enterprise built the Transcontinental Railroad without the benefit of a “Federal Railroad Administration.” When was the last time you saw a Federal work crew performing any work on a US or Interstate highway? The answer is most likely never. Highway work, even on Federal highways (with the exception of some military bases) is performed by State agencies and private contractors hired and paid … Continue reading

Drug Testing for High Level Officials.

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Why Shouldn’t High Level Public Servants Prove They are Drug Free? As a condition of employment, almost everyone, from the guys who pick up the trash and deliver the mail, to the folks who read meters and repair the highways must agree to random drug and Alcohol testing. A number of my jobs, and consulting contracts required a full drug screening and an agreement … Continue reading

Economic Death by a Thousand Terrorist Cuts

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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.

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Grandma’s Paring Knife

Annie Wells Ingram

As a child I only remember a few things that were classified as ‘absolutely forbidden’ to touch, get close to, or even vaguely think about. Aside from the obvious; buttons, levers and stuff in the car, truck or on power tools, daddy’s guns, and the oil furnace, there was a special category — grandma’s paring knife. Long after I was old enough to shoot … Continue reading

History Always Repeats – Unless we Learn!

Always in touch with the plight of the victims, Percy Crosby eventually became a victim of the same system he was fighting to expose.

From the 1920′s — or was it last week? Percy L. Crosby’s social commentary was understandably irritating to the powers that be. Here is yet another example of the empathy that Percy L. Crosby felt for the poor and downtrodden. As with much of Crosby’s work, it’s as relevant today as it was over eighty years ago. You can learn more about Percy Crosby, … Continue reading

HTML Color Codes – Demystified

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NOTE:The original Web Safe color concept was intended for those with 16 bit displays, limited to only 256 colors.

While there are still a few users out there in that category they represent fewer than 2% of the total clients. (Mostly non-U.S. schools from which most companies do not or should not solicit nor encourage traffic.) Today, almost any color (matters of taste aside) will display properly.
For 100% certainty, however, Websafe colors always work.

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