Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
:Looking for gainful employment but do not have much experience? Attend A beginner’s job fair, tomorrow and may be you will meet your next employer. The Main Library, located at 1901 Vine Street is hosting a job fair for those seeking entry level positions; click on the link and get the details.
I 'm back! Been away too long, busy working on my next novel which I finally finished. Now I can treat myself to a new spring wardrobe. Tuesday and Wednesday at Kohl’s features 40 to 50% off their Designer Collection, such as Simply Vera Wang, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad, Daisy Fuentes, and many more. Click on the link and see what else you can get for half-off.
Monday, March 4, 2013
- There are rules for ordinary writing such as writing a personal letter.
- Rules for academic writing require you to eliminate excessive pronoun usage and mention the subject specifically in each sentence. Not sure what I am talking about? Try reading your company's policy and procedure book. On the surface it looks redundant to constantly mentioned the topic at hand, but professionally it is correct.
- The APA Writer's guide is highly recommended for journalists and other news media personnel.
- The Chicago Manual of Style is used by writers and publishers.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Free tax help--tax laws are constantly changing. What may have been a deduction the previous year may have been scrapped from the books this year. Kiplinger's is hosting a webcast tomorrow, October 28th from 2PM to 3PM for taxpayers with questions and will also be providing tips. So if you need help take advantage, it's free. Submit questions in advance if you want via the Kiplinger Facebook page or use the Twitter hashtag #kiplive. You may want to check out Kiplinger.com, they have a slideshow presentation featuring tax deductions that are almost always overlooked.
Friday, January 25, 2013
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Well her tune came to my mind when I heard today's news. Unbelievably, PepsiCo, again, is in the news. This time for having brominated vegetable oil in Gatorade. Gatorade is a sports drink known for replacing electrolytes, water, and nutrients depleted during strenuous exercise. It can also be recommended by medical personnel for treatment of dehydration during an illness such as the stomach virus.
Somehow after today, I think Gatorade will not be readily consumed by anyone.
Brominated vegetable oil is said to be patented as a flame retardant. It is used to prevent the various oils in soft drinks from separating from one another.
Known side effects:
- It depletes the body iodine reserves and depresses thyroid function
- Influences the deterioration of one's mental health
- violent behavior
- slurred speech
- Animals undergoing testing had heart and kidney damage
The original formula was said to have the following ingredients: sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate and lemon juice. Naturally as the product was acquired by various companies, the original recipe was tinkered with in the hopes of making it better.
Some folks can never leave well enough alone.
I firmly believe that the problem with American society is that we unknowingly consume chemicals that do more harm than good. Our Food and Drug Administration is suppose to protect us, but it seems that they are overwhelmed by the deluge of untested products constantly pushed on the shelves by unheard of companies who want profits regardless of the repercussions.
Maybe the Obama Administration will beef up the Food and Drug Administration's budget, hire more inspectors, and increase fines and penalities against companies who willfully include known carcinogens in their products.
Monday, January 21, 2013
I must admit I am happy, extremely happy that my country is learning to set aside its differences, and do what is in the best interest of everyone. That was the message of Martin Luther King Jr, he wanted America to set aside her differences and do what was best for all of her citizens. It's such a shame that he is not here in the flesh to see history in the making.
However, when I remember his words, "...And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."
I truly believe that the Lord allowed him to see this very day, and I believe he is smiling from ear to ear because his work has come to fruition. African Americans are dining with heads of state.We are free to travel wherever we want without dire consequences reminiscent of our past. African Americans are living a more fuller life and living it abundantly than we ever have.
I come from a family descendants of slavevy. I remember my grandmother referring to white men and women as yes ma'am or yes sir in the 1970s and 1980s. It was a time when she did not have to do that anymore. She did it because she was a woman from the south and it was a defense mechanism ingrained in her. Her children tried to tell her she did not have to address them like that anymore, but she couldn't stop herself.
Thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. we are free from that era. When you fight a long and hard battle, the rewards are spectacular.
I am predicting that this will be the case for President Obama, his long and hard battle with Congress will reap spectacular rewards. Rewards that will shine upon him and everyone will see that he is a man with everyone's interest at heart.