Wednesday, November 30, 2011

10 Reasons People are Unhappy with Their Landline Phone

Telephone landlines into the home or business have been around for a long time, long enough to have given us many reasons for being unhappy with them. Here are 10 reasons that people give for disliking their landline phone.

  1. Expense. Local telephone landline service is a monthly expense that many folks are tired of having to pay. With the predominance of cell phones, a number of people are deciding that paying for that monthly service is something to be done away with.
  2. Asking for Help. Trying to get help with a bill or a service problem from some of the landline service companies can be a little bit like pulling teeth without an anesthetic, only it takes longer. Those endless minutes stretch into fractions of hours spent on hold. People have been driven to distraction waiting for the only person that can actually help them.
  3. Long Distance Plans. If you believe the advertising, there are a lot of really good, really simple long distance plans available. Most people have finally learned not to believe the advertising. The plans are almost always more complex than advertised, and virtually never as inexpensive as they’ve led you to believe before signing up.
  4. Contract Bundling. “What do you mean I have to buy your internet service and alarm service and pet walking service in order to get the best price? I don’t even have a pet!” Sometimes it feels as if you’re being blackmailed to pay for multiple services, when all you want is to be able to call 911 for an ambulance after the stroke that their so-called service department gave you while not solving your billing problem.
  5. Limited mobility. Ever forget that you’re on a landline call and walk out to the mailbox, only to find that you’ve lost the signal on an important call? Now you have to call that person back and either lie, or admit to having forgotten which phone you were using.
  6. Fax Machines. Ever answer the phone, just to find that you’ve been called by a fax machine? That annoying sound of maniacal electrons would simply be ‘annoying’, if it wasn’t always coming through at maximum volume. It can be loud enough to hurt!
  7. Answering Machines. How many times do you try to listen to a message that your answering machine has garbled beyond intelligibility? Beating the recording unit with the handheld unit doesn’t seem to help, does it?
  8. Telemarketers. Need I say more?
  9. Wrong Numbers. There is little in life more frustrating than running from the shower with nothing but a towel around you, slipping on the kitchen linoleum and stubbing your toe while tripping over a chair, only to pick up the phone and get yelled at because some guy’s delivery pizza hasn’t arrived yet.
  10. Interruptions. The cliché about phone calls always coming as you’re sitting down to a meal or right at the most dramatic moment of a television show or sports event, is a cliché because it’s true. It’s been suggested that this is a conspiracy between the phone company and satellite surveillance companies, to delay calls from being completed until these moments, but that may simply be paranoia creeping in.

These are the 10 most cited reasons that people are unhappy with their landlines, so this must mean that people are in love with their mobile phone service, right? Well, from reports we’ve heard, there may be another 10 frustrations to report about, soon.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

10 Wackiest Ideas Ever for Improving the Environment

On November 23, 2011, in electricity, by admin

Throughout human history, there have been some quite noble efforts for sustaining the Earth. Many great innovations have resulted from mankind’s attempts at preserving our environment. Then again, there have been some real doozies too. Today we’re going to have a look at ten of the zaniest ideas ever devised for improving the environment.

  1. There is a proposal before the United Nations forenvironmental justice, in order to save the planet. Said justice calls for legal representation on behalf of the environment – plants, animals, insects – against us pesky humans, with the power to seek financial compensation for damages.
  2. This one is a bit of a touchy subject. Though the thought is in the right place, the evidence seems to suggest that the concept wasn’t entirely thought through. The push to replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL’s (compact fluorescent lamps) would indeed conserve energy. However, they contain significant levels of mercury which, without any safe means of recycling them, would introduce unsafe levels of mercury back into the environment.
  3. In an effort to safeguard the sanctuary of indigent marine wildlife, the city of San Diego is set to enact laws that would ban birthday parties at local parks within the vicinity of said wildlife.
  4. As a means to harness human energy and transform it into useable energy, the concept of thehuman-powered floating gym came into being. Imagine, if you will, dozens of sweaty fitness-minded bodies, powering their way upstream in a bubble, and you’ve got a vague idea of what this truly wacky project is all about.
  5. Here’s another idea that someone pulled out of their, um … notebook: The basic premise is that the methane produced through cow flatulence is a major contributor to greenhouse gases (14%) and needs to be stopped. The answer? Kangaroo farts. Apparently their marsupial mates are methane-free down under, and possess a bacterium that it is suggested to be injected into cattle.
  6. Based on the cooling effect that the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo had on the planet 20 years ago, scientists had the brainstorm idea of triggering other volcanoes in the hopes of having similar results. We can only hope that our tax dollars don’t literally go up in (volcanic) smoke, and ash.
  7. The Eco-Kettle is supposedly the answer to a question we have no idea why anyone would even ask: namely, sparing our precious globe from the bane of our existence known as (wait for it) boiling too much water (gasp!).
  8. Asus came up with this gem a while back as a solution to excessive use of plastics in consumer product manufacturing: the bamboo laptop. We would love to have seen this sold as part of an office starter package, with a tiki torch desk lamp and margarita mixer.
  9. Pig pee for plastics. The idea here is to reduce the use of petroleum in the manufacture of plastic plates. The urea in pig urine would act as a bulking agent in its place. Trouble is (among other things -ugh!) is that when these pig-pee plates are discarded? You guessed it, they will emit methane. Maybe we first need to cross-breed these pigs with kangaroos. Yeah, that’s the ticket: pigaroo plates.
  10. And finally, a supremely sage environmental observation by none other than the Wizard of Wit himself, former Vice-President of the United States of America, Dan Quayle:

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stop Calling Me That!

10 Websites Featuring Tips for Small Business Owners

Posted by admin on 11/22/2011 | 0 Comments

When you first start out in your own business, there are lots of things to learn. With the internet, access to the tips and advice of others, who have been in business much longer, is readily available. Here are ten websites that will give you the tips you’re looking for.

  1. BizSugar.comTo find the best articles, news and tips related to small business, this is the place to go. It is also the place to share your favorites with others. Sharing is what fills the site with content. You share your favorite online info, and others are sharing theirs. You can vote for your favorites and see what the top favorites are on the site.
  2. This site prides itself on always having fresh content that is pertinent to current news stories and trends. Their contributors are small business writers who provide sound business tips, based on real world experience. You can subscribe to their blog feed or search on your selected topic of interest.
  3. Another site where you’ll find experience behind the articles that are contributed. Salesmen writing about sales, HR specialists give tips on hiring, firing and other HR management issues, small business owners share their wealth of knowledge on startups and business strategies and technology pieces are provided from the IT experts.
  4. This business site was actually founded by and contributed to by a lawyer, Anita Campbell. So, if you’re looking for sound legal advice for small businesses, this is a great site to stop by. You’ll want to look for Anita’s articles for that. They’ll be listed among the many other contributors that focus on all the other small business topics you need to know about.
  5. Do you ever wish you could just talk to an experienced business owner who has already dealt with some of the things you are trying to figure out in your new business? That is exactly what you can get from SCORE. They have lots of great tips on their website, but their greatest resource is the thousands of business men and women who volunteer their time to serve as mentors to people like you. They are there to answer questions and give encouragement to new entrepreneurs.
  6. The creator of this website is an accountant with many years of experience. He has put together lots of information on the financial side of business. There is information on accounting, business plans, financing and building credit, cash flow and pricing.
  7. – This is probably one of the best known sites for small business advice. It is the online version of the Entrepreneur magazine. Top quality information and news, online and at your fingertips.
  8. The website for the Small Business Administration should not be overlooked when searching for tips and advice for your small business. It has lots of resources that any small business owner needs to be aware of.
  9. All the beginner tips you’ve been looking for are neatly listed on this website; just keep scrolling down. If you want them conveniently available for easy reference, you can download them free of charge as an e-book.
  10. This site was created by… a frugal entrepreneur, who decided to share, among other things, free business form templates he has created or found elsewhere. He also shares other money saving tips for small business owners.

Every one of these sites has something unique to offer. Great tips on a wide variety of topics.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

10 Things That Einstein Might Have Tweeted

Twitter’s influence on the way that we speak and share information is undeniable. The 140 character limit encourages brevity, and the use of hashtags to categorize each tweet has become a powerful tool as well. If the Twitter of today had been available to Albert Einstein in his lifetime, this might be what his timeline would have looked like.

  1. “Working on this whole mass & energy thing. Seems promising. #e=mc2” - 1905, often referred to as Einstein’s “Wonderful Year,” saw the birth of his Special Theory of Relativity and it’s application to mass and energy. The now-famous equation, e=mc2, is introduced. Four of his papers were published in the leading German physics journal Annalen der Physik.
  2. “I am passionately curious about why the sky is blue. I’ve decided to find out. #CriticalOpalescence” – In 1910, while still working at the patent office, Einstein wrote a paper on critical opalescence and scattering light by individual molecules in the atmosphere, describing why the sky is blue.
  3. “Divorcing your wife to marry your cousin: #awkward” – Though they separated in 1914, Einstein and his wife Mileva officially divorced in February of 1919. Einstein married his cousin, Elsa Einstein Loewenthal, who had nursed him through an extended illness the previous year, four months later.
  4. “Solar eclipse today TOTALLY proved my Theory of Relativity. #BooYa!” - On May 29, just before his marriage to Elsa Einstein Loewenthal, a solar eclipse proved that Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was correct.
  5. “Doing a lecture tour of the US. Think I’ll hang out here if this Hitler thing doesn’t cool off. #Princeton” - In 1930, Einstein began lecturing at various American universities. In 1933, in response Hitler’s ascension to Chancellor of Germany, Einstein settled in Princeton, New Jersey.
  6. “@FDRoosevelt You should really look into atomic energy. @HerrHitler is all over it. #war– In 1939, Einstein warned President Roosevelt that Germany might build an atomic bomb and urged him to begin nuclear research. As a result, the Manhattan Project was born.
  7. “Officially a US citizen now. #DualCitizenship #Switzerland” – 1940 saw Einstein become an American citizen, though he also retained his Swiss citizenship.
  8. “US just bombed #Japan. I’d say the #war is over.” – Albert Einstein abandoned his belief in pacifism to urge Roosevelt to research nuclear energy, and was publicly regretful following the disastrous bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  9. “Just appointed chairman of the #ECAS. Next on my list: #disarmament” – The Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists, formed by Einstein and Leo Szilard in 1946, was dedicated to warning the world of the dangers associated with misuse of atomic energy and promoting world peace. Half of the members had been directly involved with the Manhattan Project.
  10. “Honored that @AbbaEban presented an offer for #IsraeliPresidency. #DeeplyMoved” – Upon the death of Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, the post was offered to Albert Einstein. He declined by saying, “I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it.”

With his well-documented curiosity and incredible imagination, it’s not hard to believe that Albert Einstein would have readily embraced Twitter. Because of his ability to spin witty one-liners that have become famous quotations, Twitter probably would have loved him back.

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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the World

10. Irene Rosenfeld, CEO Kraft Foods
Age: 58
Country: United States
Sphere of Influence: Business

09. Christine Lagarde
Age: 55
Country: France
Sphere of influence: politics

08. Michelle Obama U.S. first lady
Age: 47
Country: United States
Sphere of influence: politics

07. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress
Age: 64
Country: India
Sphere of influence: politics

06. Melinda Gates, the head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Age: 47
Country: United States
Sphere of influence: charity

05. Sheryl Sandberg, chief executive of Facebook
Age: 41
Country: United States
Sphere of Influence: Business

04. Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo CEO
Age: 55
Country: United States
Sphere of Influence: Business

03. Dilma Rusef, President of Brazil
Age: 63
Country: Brazil
Sphere of influence: politics

02. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
Age: 63
Country: United States
Sphere of influence: politics

01. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany
Age: 57
Country: Germany
Sphere of influence: politics


Medical Facts


In October 1991, surgeons at Stanford University Hospital removed an ovarian tumor weighing over 21 stone(294 lbs.) from a woman. It was the largest cyst ever detached from a human being. After the operation, the woman weighed 5 stone(70 lbs.) LESS than the tumor.


A 63-year-old widow was admitted to hospital in Recife, Brazil, suffering abdominal pains. X-rays showed that she was carrying a 20 inch long skeleton of a fetus which she conceived a decade earlier. It had become lodged outside the womb and was never expelled from her body.


A couple hobbled into a Washington emergency room covered in bloody restaurant towels. The man had his towels around his waist, and the woman had hers around her head. They eventually explained to doctors that they had gone out that evening for a romantic dinner. Overcome with passion, the woman crept under the table to administer oral sex to the man. While in the act, she had an epileptic fit, which caused her to clamp down on the man's member and wrench it from side to side. In agony and desperation, the man grabbed a fork and stabbed her in the head until she let go.


A Californian doctor examining a young woman with abdominal pains asked her if she was sexually active. She said that she wasn't. A later examination showed that she was pregnant. Asked why she said that she was not sexually active, the woman replied "I'm not, I just lie there". When asked if she knew who the father was, with a puzzled look she replied "No. Who?"


A drunk staggered into a Pennsylvania ER complaining of severe pain while trying to remove his contact lenses. He said that they would come out half way, but they always popped back in. A nurse tried to help using a suction pump, but without success. Finally, a doctor examined him and discovered that the man did not have his contact lenses in at all. He had been trying to rip out the membrane of his cornea.


In Michigan, a man came into the ER with lacerations to his penis. He complained that his wife had "a rat in her pussy" and it bit him during sex. After an examination of his wife, it was revealed that she had a surgical needle left inside her after a recent hysterectomy.


A Cambridge man hobbled into casualty complaining of a permanent erection. He admitted to doctors that while on holiday in Cuba, he frequented many brothels, and in one he was given some erection cream to keep him hard. He was told to use it sparingly. However, since he was having so much fun, he kept using more and more. By the time he came to casualty, all the blood vessels in his penis were swollen and his testicles had ballooned in size. Doctors could do nothing except prescribe painkillers, and told him that it would return to flaccidity in a few days. They also told him to enjoy his erection while it lasted, because it was going to be his last.


A 64-year-old woman with colon cancer kept returning to hospital with an infection around her stoma (the hole where the tube from her colostomy bag is inserted). There was also a mysterious whitish ooze emanating from it. After eventually inquiring into her private life, the doctors found out that she led an active sex life. "And," she told them, "when we're feeling really energetic, my husband gets his kicks out of removing the bag and using my stoma."


In Kentucky, a woman complained of a purple discharge from her vagina. She thought it might have something to do with the diaphragm that her doctor had recently given her. "I followed all the instructions to the letter," she told her doctor, "and used it with the jelly." When asked which kind of jelly she had used, she replied "Grape."


A very unhygienic patient was being treated by two nurses for a burst vein in his stomach. While changing the dressing, one of the nurses screamed. They saw maggots crawling down the man's chest. They had been breeding between his teeth, and smelling the open wound, decided to feed further down his body.


A World War II veteran came into a London clinic with a hemorrhoid problem. One painful pile would often hang down from the man's anus and he was in the habit of pushing it back up with an artillery shell. On this occasion, the shell got stuck. Doctors were going to remove it but the man told them the shell was still live. So the hospital called in the army bomb disposal squad, who built a lead box around the man's anus to defuse the shell before it could be removed.


A 20-year-old man came to casualty with a stony mass in his rectum. He said that he and his boyfriend were fooling around with concrete mix, when his boyfriend had the idea of pouring the mix into his anus using a funnel. The concrete then hardened, causing constipation and pain. Under general anesthesia, a perfect concrete cast of the man's rectum was removed, along with a stray ping-pong ball.

Source: Theo Koopman

Three Proofs of Jesus


1. He went into his father's business

2. He lived at home until the age of 33

3. He was sure his mother was a virgin, and his mother was sure he was God


1. He never got married

2. He never held a steady job

3. His last request was a drink


1.His first name was Jesus

2.He was always in trouble with the law

3.His mother did not know who his father was


1. He talked with his hands

2. He had wine with every meal

3. He worked in the building trades


1. He called everybody brother

2. He had no permanent address

3. Nobody would hire him


1. He never cut his hair

2. He walked around barefoot

3. He invented a new religion


1. He was always talking to sleazy women

2. He was always hanging around his buddies telling fish stories

3. Everybody crucified

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