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Wednesday 22nd September 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well.

Enjoy this week's selection of information morsels and have a great week!

Until next time, dream big dreams, read widely, think well of your fellow man, eat food that's good for you and do the important things that make a difference - they are rarely the urgent ones!



Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Humour | Other | Videos

Basic Computer User

Windows 7: Running a program in XP mode

Programs that worked well in Windows XP sometimes do not function properly in Windows 7. Upgrading the program can resolve the problem, otherwise you could simply right-click the program > Properties > Compatibility. From there you may select the compatibility mode in which you wish to run the program. It is a good idea to also check the option to Run program as an administrator.

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Advanced Computer User

Virus scanners not probing IPv6

Dark traffic experiment results show next-generation IP safer than today's. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/232693,video-virus-scanners-not-probing-ipv6.aspx

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More data on vaccinations

An interview with Sherri Tenpenny http://www.executivereasoning.com/health/tenpenny.html

Antioxidants Kick Risk Factors, Take Names! - Corrected

Last week's post is reproduced here with the corrected amounts for each antioxidant.
Read today of an experiment in Israel on 70 subjects with an average age of 62, all of whom had at least TWO of these cardiovascular risk factors: cigarette smoking, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, low HDL (good) cholesterol, or high triglycerides. The control group received placebos while the others were given the following antioxidants daily: 1,000mg Vitamin C, 400 IU Vitamin E, 200mcg Selenium and 120mg of CoQ10.

In the antioxidant group, overall blood pressure was reduced, large and small artery elasticity increased significantly, HDL (good) cholesterol increased significantly and HbA1C (a measure of high blood sugar) declined significantly. And triglycerides declined a little.

Retire Ronald McDonald

For decades, Ronald McDonald has peddled a whole brand of junk food that is today spurring a deadly epidemic of diet-related disease. One out of every three American children is now considered overweight or obese, putting our kids at risk for dangerous medical conditions from diabetes to heart disease. http://action.freshthemovie.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4133

Groundbreaking Study Shows Roundup Link to Birth Defects

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world's best-selling weedkiller Roundup, causes malformations in frog and chicken embryos at doses far lower than those used in agricultural spraying and well below maximum residue levels in products presently approved in the European Union. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_21645.cfm

Jailed psychiatrist pleads guilty - CNBC

A 58-year-old psychiatrist involved in two clinical trials evaluating the drug Paxil's safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents has pleaded guilty to 15 federal counts of failing to prepare and maintain records, with intent to defraud and mislead, in connection with those clinical trials... My source says, "Unfortunately, the article has been taken down....I guess when you threaten the media with removing your advertising dollar...you can even whitewash your crimes....but not forever!"

Hand sanitizers do nothing to prevent viruses, flu

At the end of the ten-week period, the hand sanitizer group had only slightly less cold and flu cases than did the control group. According to researchers, the difference was statistically insignificant. http://www.naturalnews.com/029786_hand_sanitizers_influenza.html

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Where is God?

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous.

They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.

The boys' mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually.

The mother sent the 8 year old in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon. The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, "Do you know where God is, son?"

The boy's mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open. So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, "Where is God?! Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy's face and bellowed, "WHERE is GOD?!"

The boy screamed and bolted from the room, ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, "What happened?"

The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, "We are in BIG trouble this time! GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!"

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Video: Vortex beam moves particles with light

Canberra physicists have developed a 'vortex beam' capable of carrying a tiny bead of glass 1.5 metres along its axis. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/231951,video-vortex-beam-moves-particles-with-light.aspx

Earthquake Training for UK Police

Police have been sent on a training course to prepare for a massive earthquake, it emerged last night. Yet over the past 1,036 years since records began in 974 only 11 people are known to have been killed by earthquakes in Britain. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/198567/Earthquake-training-for-police

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects

Witness testimony from more than 120 former or retired military personnel points to an ongoing and alarming intervention by unidentified aerial objects at nuclear weapons sites, as recently as 2003. In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby. Six former U.S. Air Force officers and one former enlisted man will break their silence about these events at the National Press Club and urge the government to publicly confirm their reality. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS166901+15-Sep-2010+PRN20100915

A Lesson In Relating to People

I receive a daily newsletter from Scott Bywater. In it he tells a story from his day and relates it to his marketing course. I will pass that on in it's entirety then make my own comment on it afterwards.

I was at a local restaurant last week with my wife.

Now I frequent this restaurant often. And could easily spend $1,000 a year with them.

Plus I've referred them three or four customers who have come to that restaurant as a result of my recommendation - the food is good.

Anyway, I am a decent customer for them. And winning me over could be worth several thousand dollars over a lifetime.

So you can imagine my shock and surprise when this happens...

While the waitress who is also the owner is walking past us I ask her for some extra plates.

Now she has some plates in her hands, so she goes to give them to us.

The problem is my wife has just seen her take the plates from a table where some seedy characters are sitting and asks for new plates.

She walks off in a huff, with obvious anger, clanging the plates down on her way out.

My wife is like: We are never coming back here again.

We tell her sister and her husband about it and they are like: that's really bad.

Especially since my wife apologised (it should have been the other way around) and there was no reciprocation or acknowledgment of the apology.

Remember, it can take years to build a relationship, but seconds to destroy it.

And small acts of anger can cost you thousands of dollars.

I remember a couple of years ago, I was under a lot of stress when one of my good clients called with something urgent.

I didn't give that client the attention which was needed.

I lost that client and probably tens of thousands of dollars along with it.

Remember, everything revealed in my programs like http://www.morecustomersmadeeasy.com works to attract more business.

But if you make these sort of relationship mistakes once you get a client, your business will never thrive the way it could.

All for now,

Scott Bywater


OK. That's Scott's story. Now for my take on it.

Most of us can instantly see how that customer handling mistake was flagrantly wrong and a death knell for repeat business. After all, arguably the greatest capital a business has is good employees and the second greatest is customer goodwill.

But let's look at that story in a different light. A place much closer to home. How about the relationship you have with your spouse or children? How often to we "strain the friendship" but not exercising some quality control before we open the lips and let fly. Often with something we would never say to a customer. It is interesting how the closeness of the bond can act to blind us to the enormous resource we have in the willingness of that person to share our lives with us. A resource diminished by harsh words and ill-considered acts.
So, peace be with you, my friend.

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Waking up people from the American Dream,one viewer at a time

A summary of who's pulling the strings and how. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BLpEXzAAyo

Bad Seed - The Dangerous Truth About Our Food

Six and a half minute expose of GMOs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1TOss9Mslw

Great agility and judgement

Let's hope they employ it for honest purposes! http://biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=22029

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