Monday, January 29, 2007

UFO video; UFO photos

...whatever was in the southwest sky Friday evening around 6:20 p.m. drew a crowd along Kewalo Basin and Ala Moana Beach Park.

Video of one of the lights was recorded from the KHON 2 SkyCam.

The National Weather Service says nothing showed up on their radar at the time of the sighting and the Federal Aviation Administration didn't report anything unusual.

“This in a sense is an unidentified flying object,” said University of Hawaii astronomy professor Gareth Wynn-Williams. “It's something in the sky that's moving that we haven't identified.”

In December of 2004 an unexplained streak of light was captured by a camera on Haleakala moving southwest to northeast. No official explanation has been given for that UFO either.
UFO’s seen over South Shore sky

Want to see more...a LOT more? The Black Vault Archive of UFO Photographs (373 of them) is located here within the largest database of UFO documents in the world.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

It's a joke

DAVENPORT, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Bush should withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq before he leaves office, asserting it would be "the height of irresponsibility" to pass the war along to the next commander in chief.
[Read: I want to be the next President, but I don't want to deal with Iraq.]

One questioner asked Clinton if her track record showed she could stand up to "evil men" around the world.

"The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman's words, we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men," Clinton said. She paused to gaze while the audience interrupted with about 30 seconds of laughter and applause.

Meeting later with reporters, she was pressed repeatedly to explain what she meant. She insisted it was a simple joke.

This could be our next President?

Ha Ha

Friday, January 26, 2007

Democrats plan to end free speech (ACTION ALERT)

This is a SPECIAL MESSAGE from Stephen Frank's "California Political News and Views" and

ALERT: The liberal assault on conservative talk radio has begun -- Rush Limbaugh has figured out that there are more liberals than ever calling his show and other conservatives' shows, in order to "lay the groundwork" for demands to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine," better known as the "Hush Rush" Plan. Here's how Rush sees it:
"I think the liberals are calling this show and a number of other conservative shows for the express purpose of either being interrupted, not being allowed to speak. They'll come out with these outrageous, weird, insulting things that give a host no choice. You gotta move on, or you have to deal with these people in a substantive way. But regardless, they will then -- they're taking notes and all this, maybe even recording it -- and they will either send the recordings or a report in a complaint to their congressman. "Well, I don't know. I tried to call the Rush Limbaugh Show and I got hung up on. I was disconnected. I was yelled at and screamed at after only 30 seconds, I couldn't explain what I wanted to say!" I think there's an ongoing campaign out there on the part of the left to try to build this notion that they can document, to send off to the FCC and other places, that they just don't get a fair shake on conservative talk radio." -- Rush Limbaugh Show, 1/24/07
So what is he talking about? The same thing we've already warned you about: activists on the far left are positively giddy over the Democrats' takeover of Congress, and they're ready to do "whatever it takes" to set their gains in stone by passing new laws to KILL CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO.

Just think of this new attack as the "Hush Rush Plan."

Last weekend, more than 2,000 liberal activists gathered in Memphis for the George Soros-subsidized "National Conference for Media Reform," and even more participated "virtually" online. They listened intently to all of the usual suspects: Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Bill Moyers, Helen Thomas, Danny Glover, David Brock, Democratic FCC commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, and more.

Some of the groups represented included, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Mother Jones magazine, the far-left Pacifica Radio, and others on the fringe left.

But the biggest rounds of applause -- and the strongest support received -- came when Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), and Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced their plans to bring back one of the most onerous anti-free speech rules ever seen in America: the horribly misnamed "Fairness Doctrine."

The "Fairness Doctrine," a federal regulation requiring broadcasters to present both sides of any "controversial" issue, was enforced by the Federal Communications Commission from 1949 to 1987. The FCC adopted it as a regulation, but it was never a law enacted by Congress.

When the rule was in place, radio and TV stations could face hefty fines if their stations aired controversial statements on public affairs without providing equal time to opposing viewpoints. The result was self-censorship by broadcasters who avoided politics to escape any potential government retaliation.

When this rule was dropped in 1987, it led directly to the rise of conservative talk radio that enabled average citizens to have their voices heard across America. If it weren't for the Reagan administration dropping the "Fairness Doctrine," we would never have heard of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glen Beck, Michael Savage, Janet Parshall, Neal Boortz, Janet Folger, or the hundreds of other conservative talk radio hosts that dot the land and expose the lies and misdeeds of the Left.

And that is why the Left wants to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" -- this time, as a law.

Rep. Hinchey, the new chairman of a subcommittee with jurisdiction over the FCC, has introduced a bill titled the "Media Ownership Reform Act," which would reinstate the Fairness Doctrine and authorize bureaucrats at the FCC to monitor and alter the content of radio and television programs. With passage of his bill, Hinchey said that "progressives" would be able to demand and get "equal access" to programs hosted by conservatives and rebut the "baloney" of people like Limbaugh. "All of that stuff will end," Hinchey said about the influence of conservative media.

Sen. Sanders, the only open socialist in Congress, then stepped up to the microphone and proclaimed that he would be introducing a Senate version of the Hinchey bill.

And to top it off, Rep. Kucinich, chairman of the House subcommittee on domestic policy, announced he would hold hearings on the media, which would include looking at restoring the Fairness Doctrine.

"We know the media has become the servant of a very narrow corporate agenda... We are now in a position to move a progressive [liberal] agenda to where it is visible," he said.

Did you read that? They're ready to move THEIR agenda forward, by pushing conservatives off the map -- by KILLING conservative talk radio!

WE MUST STOP THEM! We have to make sure there are enough Democrats to side with a strong Republican minority against this legislation -- but the only way we can do that is by overwhelming our Congressmen and Senators with messages DEMANDING they vote FOR free speech, and AGAINST any attempt to bring back the anti-free speech Fairness Doctrine.

And we've got a GREAT way to do that!

TAKE ACTION: Now that Hillary Clinton has declared that she's running for president, we can expect that Democrats will move FAST and STRONG to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine" -- as FrontPage Magazine notes:
"Hillary does not want to risk too much probing by the media into her past misdeeds or her current untruths and inconsistencies. Indeed, she recognized early in her husband's administration the power of conservative talk radio, which helped defeat her disastrous health care plan. In response, she reportedly pushed at that time to re-establish the so-called 'Fairness Doctrine' in broadcasting. And she saw what happened to Senator Kerry's 2004 Presidential campaign when it got derailed by media focus on the Swift Boat veterans' charges. Kerry himself blamed the abolition of the Fairness Doctrine for his own defeat, declaring '[T]here has been a profound and negative change in the relationship of America's media with America's people. This all began, incidentally, when the Fairness Doctrine ended. You would have had a dramatic change in the discussion in this country had we still had a Fairness Doctrine in the course of the last campaign.'"
Hillary and Kerry are right -- if the Left is successful in bringing back this dangerous doctrine as a law, there will be dramatic changes... conservative talk radio shows, like Rush Limbaugh's, would be gone. And that's what they want: a law to "Hush Rush!"

Any effort now to codify the old doctrine into law would reverse 20 years of free speech rights enjoyed by patriotic conservative Americans. But that's exactly what the Left wants to do -- unless WE are able to stop them.

To make YOUR voice heard LOUD AND CLEAR, we've set up our website so that you can send "blast faxes" to EVERY SINGLE REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR in Washington, D.C.! These Congressmen need to hear from us NOW, before they're able to sneak their legislation past an unsuspecting American public!

Send YOUR blast faxes to ALL 535 of these Congressman NOW, demanding that they support free speech and say NO to the "Fairness Doctrine":

NOTE: As always, you can also send a FREE message to your current Congressman and Senators, demanding they OPPOSE any "Hush Rush" attempt to kill our free speech rights -- just go to now. Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to help STOP Congress from shutting down conservative talk radio! Thank you!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Show me your "O" face

Probable U. S. presidential candidate, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a black Muslim from Nyangoma-Kogel, Kenya and Ann Dunham, a white atheist from Wichita, Kansas. Obama's parents met at the University of Hawaii.

When Obama was two years old, his parents divorced. His father returned to Kenya. His mother then married Lolo Soetoro, a radical Muslim from Indonesia. When Obama was 6 years old, the family relocated to Indonesia. Obama attended a Muslim school in Jakarta. He also spent two years in a Catholic school.

Obama takes great care to conceal the fact that he is a Muslim. He is quick to point out that, "He was once a Muslim, but that he also attended Catholic school."

Obama's political handlers are attempting to make it appear that Obama's introduction to Islam came via his father, and that this influence was temporary at best. In reality, the senior Obama returned to Kenya soon after the divorce, and never again had any direct influence over his son's education. Lolo Soetoro, the second husband of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, introduced his stepson to Islam. Osama was enrolled in a Wahabi school in Jakarta. Wahabism is the radical teaching that is followed by the Muslim terrorists who are now waging Jihad against the western world.

Since it is politically expedient to be a Christian when seeking major public office in the United States, Barack Hussein Obama has joined the United Church of Christ in an attempt to downplay his Muslim background.

Let us all remain alert concerning Obama's expected presidential candidacy.

Hillary's team has questions about Obama's Muslim background

Insight responds to a Washington Post attack

Hats off to CNN, but . . .

Barack Hussein Obama's religious problem

Hillary is wrong to think leaks to Insight about Obama's Muslim past will work with Dem voters

"It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a large millstone tied around the neck than to face the punishment in store for harming one of these little ones."

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Enemy At Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11

Whenever Muslims charge that the war on terror is really a war against Islam, Americans hasten to assure them they are wrong. Yet as Dinesh D’Souza argues in this powerful and timely polemic, these Muslim critics of America are right--there really is a war against Islam. Only this war is not being waged by Christian conservatives bent on a moral crusade to impose democracy abroad, as many liberals maintain, but by the American cultural left, which has for years been vigorously exporting its domestic war against religion and traditional morality to the rest of the world.

By the “cultural left” D’Souza does not mean all liberals or even all Democrats, but the militant secularists, feminists and gay activists who make up the left wing of the Democratic party, along with their allies in Hollywood, the academy, the antiwar movement, and the human rights establishment. D’Souza contends that the cultural left is responsible for 9/11 in two ways: by fostering a decadent and depraved American culture that angers and repulses other societies--especially traditional and religious ones; and by promoting, at home and abroad, an anti-American attitude that blames America for all the problems of the world.

Why did 9/11 occur? D’Souza traces the roots to the Khomeini revolution, the first regime to target America as the Great Satan. He documents the role of the Carter administration and its left-wing allies in displacing the Shah and consolidating Khomeini’s rule. D’Souza also shows that after the Cold War the radical Muslims were fighting to overthrow their local governments, what they termed the “near enemy.” But then Bin Laden and others got the idea that perhaps the United States—the “far enemy”—was even more vulnerable than the near enemy. Starting in the mid-1990s, Islamic radicals tested their theory of American weakness by launching a series of strikes against American targets, such as the Khobar Tower facility in Saudi Arabia, the two U.S. embassies in Africa, and the U.S.S. Cole. During this period the Clinton administration was focused on its own political and

D’Souza shows that Islamic anti-Americanism is not merely a reaction to U.S. foreign policy but is also rooted in a revulsion against what Muslims perceive to be the atheism and moral depravity of American popular culture. “They don’t hate us for our freedom,” D’Souza writes, “They hate us for how we use our freedom.” Muslims and other traditional people around the world allege that American values are being imposed on their societies, and these values undermine religious belief, weaken the traditional family, and corrupt the innocence of children. Muslim fears are largely justified, but it is not “America” that is doing this to them, it is the cultural left. What traditional societies consider repulsive and immoral, the cultural left considers progressive and liberating.

Taking issue with those on the right who speak of a “clash of civilizations,” D’Souza argues that the war on terror is really a war for the hearts and minds of traditional Muslims—and traditional peoples everywhere. The only way to win the struggle with radical Islam is to convince traditional Muslims that America is on their side. To prove this the U.S. must allow Muslim countries to defend Muslim interests and live according to their own moral precepts. Moreover, America’s leaders must contest the notion that liberal depravity equals American depravity. If America were to proclaim itself a Judeo-Christian society and stand up for the principles of traditional morality worldwide, this would greatly weaken the threat posed by radical Islam.

We are accustomed to thinking of the war on terror and the culture war as two distinct and separate struggles. D’Souza shows that they are really one and the same. Conservatives must recognize that the left is now allied with the Islamic radicals in a combined effort to defeat Bush’s war on terror. So Bush and the right are fighting not only a war against radical Islam, but also a political “war against the war” in America. A whole new strategy is needed to fight both wars. “In order to defeat the Islamic radicals abroad,” D’Souza writes, “we must defeat the enemy at home.”

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Another one !!!

UFO Sighting in Iran

The Iranian Fars News Agency (FNA) has reported that "a radiant Unidentified Flying Object was again observed in the sky of Central Sepidar in the vicinity of Bouyer Ahmad in western Iran", from 7:10 to 8:30 PM local time (15:40 to 17:00 GMT) Wednesday.

FNA reported that witnesses observed the object for more than an hour and a similar incident occured last Monday, when a UFO was seen in the same area and at the same time. The UFO was described as a big ball, with a yellow ray, and a bright reddish color in the center, flying at a very low altitude.

Officials declined to comment on the event.

There is also a report about a UFO crash in the Barrez Mountains in the central province of Kerman, and according to Deputy Governor General of Kerman province it could not have been a plane or helicopter.

Similar crash incidents have been witnessed frequently during the last year all across Iran, and officials believe that the objects could be spy planes or a hi-tech espionage device.

Source: Fars, Iran, January 18, 2007

Posted at: 2007-01-18
See also my post below: "Not of this world"

"Not of this world"

In the wake of reports of unidentified objects flying over Chicago's O'Hare Airport, a retired Air Force pilot has his own mystery with a rash of bright, colorful lights he photographed hovering in skies over western Arkansas last week.
And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. --LUKE 21:11
Air Force colonel reports lights 'not of this world'

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Healthcare in Cuba?

Perhaps the most important lesson that can come from studying public health in Cuba is the level of creativity, innovation and success that can be brought to bear to the benefit of a population's health through a simple but fundamental decision to make healthcare one of the highest priorities of a society and an economy. -- Cuba Solidarity: Project Infomed

Medical professionals are not paid high salaries by national or international standards. In 2002 the mean monthly salary was 261 pesos, thus 1.5 times the national mean. A doctor’s salary is equivalent to about US$15-20 per month according to the official rate of exchange between peso and dollar. Therefore, many prefer to work in different occupations, generally in the lucrative tourist industry, where earnings can be 50 to 60 times more.
Healthcare in Cuba

MIAMI (Reuters) - Cuban leader Fidel Castro has long prided himself on Cuba's doctors and free public health care system, but that system seems to have let him down after he fell ill in July , U.S.-based doctors said on Tuesday.
Castro surgery seems to have been botched

Monday, January 15, 2007

What is up and coming in 2007?

There are many websites that are up-and-coming in the year 2007 and many of them are concerned with viral marketing, search engine optimization, pay per click, and more.


I have not heard people talk about free gifts for a while though. Do you know what I am talking about? This was all the rage several years ago.

Well, if you go Here you can literally download every product you find on the Internet marketing niche. Best of all, it is FREE.

Go ahead and download all of them right now!

HINT: There are OVER 900+ PRODUCTS to choose from so make sure you choose only those products that you need or want the most.

Remember: The Super Gifts has over 16,000 members. If you are into networking with other members who share the similiar Interest with you (i.e. Breakfast in your town or dating), make sure you participate right away.

This is the most professional of all these type of sites and is now going to be available all year 'round instead just for the holiday seasons. This is a great way to test out some things you might be curious about without any commitment and some of them are just great stand-alone information products.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

It's the economy, stupid!

Economists upgrade US outlook after surprisingly strong data - Jan 14 6:02 PM US/Eastern

Deficit Falls to Lowest Level in 4 Years - Jan 12 2:33 PM US/Eastern

Saturday, January 13, 2007

ANTI-BORDER keeps honest, skilled people out, lets criminals in

You must choose a side NOW:

  • For those who are criminals, the border is open
  • For those without degrees, the border is open
  • For the violent, the dishonest, the unskilled, the destitute, the illiterate … the border is open
Many skilled computer programmers from India are kept out while they await their visas. Educated Chinese scientists cannot find cash-only jobs in our aerospace industry. And the honest of all nations are kept outside our country by their very honesty...
What’s Worse Than Open Borders?

Black Sweat: Slippin' and slidin' 'cross the border

Medical professionals in South Texas have identified another disease that has apparently slipped across the border:

"These people will have like beads of sweat but it's black, black and tarry."

Rare brain worms latest border disease

If they are going to retreat, then why do we have the Border Patrol or National Guard there at all?

Good question!!!

Update On Invasion Of US By Mexico

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

More San Francisco values

How's this for an only-in-San Francisco story:
Members of the Baker's Dozen, the renowned, all-male a cappella singing group from Yale, are pummeled outside a New Year's Eve party after singing "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The attackers allegedly include graduates from Sacred Heart Cathedral, one of the city's oldest and best-known private schools.

The attack happens outside the home of two prominent San Francisco police officers -- former mayoral bodyguard Reno Rapagnani, now retired, and his wife, Leanna Dawydiak -- who were both accused and later cleared of leaking internal SFPD personnel documents during the Fajitagate debacle.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sandy Berger's Free Ride from the Media

Washington Post and New York Times reporters crucified former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin but practically ignored Bill Clinton's former Nationa security Advisor Sandy Berger:

With the release of an internal investigation last week, we now know that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger not only knowingly flouted laws for handling classified documents, but he also went to incredible lengths to cover his tracks and thwart investigators.

While Berger's "punishment" was a pittance of a fine, former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin has been financially ruined and sentenced to 12 and a half years for passing along far less-classified information to unauthorized third parties.
Disguting as it is, you may want to read more.

"Mr. Berger left stolen highly classified documents at a construction site to avoid detection."

Press Release
Did the 9/11 Commission receive all the documents it requested?
Davis Releases Berger Report
January 9, 2007
By David Marin (202)225-5074
Washington, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Tom Davis (R-VA) released the following statement today on a committee report that sheds important new light on Sandy Berger’s theft of classified documents from the National Archives.

Sandy Berger served as the 19th United States National Security Advisor under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001.

Martha Stewart went to jail for lying to federal investigators. But for lying after stealing highly classified documents from the National Archives -- in an apparent attempt to alter the historical record on terrorism, no less -- former Clinton national security adviser and Kerry campaign adviser Sandy Berger will get a small fine and slap on the wrist.

Why the second largest religion may destroy the first

"Why They Fight...And what it means for us" by Peter Wehner, Tuesday, January 9, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST
The Muslim world is, as William J. Bennett wrote in his in 2002 in his book "Why We Fight," "vast and varied and runs the gamut from the Iran of the ayatollahs to secular and largely westernized Turkey."
Turkey, in the above description, is listed as one Muslim country that is closest to our own United States. But I know a local family that fled from there because, as Christians, they were persecuted.

With apologies to the Cindy's, Barbs, and Rosies of America, if you read the above article, you will no longer be able to think that all our problems are because we are bad or aren't nice enough to the people who saw our heads off.

Read and wake up.

Monday, January 08, 2007

A real walk on the line

Michael Yon, Iraq, and CSM Mellinger:

Read about it

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Evil dictator brought to justice

Kirsten Powers, a Fox News political analyst, was a political appointee in the Clinton administration...and she is so right on about this:

January 7, 2007 -- I DIDN'T support the Iraq war and I oppose the death penalty - but the nonstop outrage and criticism of the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein is puzzling.

Somehow, most of our nation's newspapers and magazines overlooked the core of this story: An evil dictator was brought to justice - the people he tortured, murdered and oppressed turned around and put him on trial, then carried out the sentence.

How often does this happen in our world? Pretty much never.
Read more about this ridiculous "Hanging Hysteria."

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Exalted Cyclops for President!

Leave it to the Dems.

Former Ku Klux Klan member (and oldest member of the U.S. Congress) Robert Byrd is THRID IN LINE to be President of the United States of America after power-starved Pelosi

After calling herself "the most powerful woman in America," Mrs. Pelosi flexed her right muscle like a weight lifter to much applause at an event yesterday titled a "women's tea."

"All right, let's hear it for the power," she screamed as the jubilant applause continued.
and Dick Cheney.


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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Clicking into the Future: Predictions for 2007

SiteProNews: December 27, 2006 Feature Article

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Clicking into the Future, Predictions for 2007
By Jim Hedger (c) 2006

While 2006 was a great year for webmasters it was a time of
great change and challenge in the search engine sector. The most
notable trend from 2006 was the continued advancement of Google
against natural rivals Yahoo, MSN and Ask, as well as its
persistent movement towards other, less obvious advertising
venues. Next week we will look back at the ghosts of 2006 but as
the New Year approaches, thoughts turn towards the spirits of
things to come.

Predictions for 2007

1/ Google's early entry to radio advertising will bear fruit
prompting Google to start examining television advertising.

When it comes to the allocation of advertising dollars, Google
fundamentally altered the rules of the game. In the past, mass
market advertisers would gamble on a shotgun approach to
ad-spending. The options consisted of newspaper, magazine,
telephone directory, radio or television. While each medium
could provide statistics showing their print-run and audience,
tracking the success or failure of these types of advertising
has always posed a problem for manufacturers and retailers. When
Google popularized the pay-per-click model in which advertisers
only pay when a person actually views the ad, a new model was

Google's billing model will have to alter slightly to meet the
radio and video formats however, as digital radio and television
becomes the norm, tracking will become far easier. Google will
be able to charge by the listener or viewer though it remains to
be seen if listeners or viewers will actually listen to or view
advertisements on digital radio or television.

2/ A consortium of major newspapers and publishers will form a
consolidated advertising group to combat Google. The initiative
will fail.

In 2006, Google literally sucked much of the money out of the
pool of resources shared by publishers on or offline. With its
venture into newspaper advertising, Google has threatened the
classic golden goose of traditional news publishing, the
classified ad section. News gathering organizations, already
reeling from a loss of advertising income to other facets of the
online marketplace should band together much as several airlines
have to reduce cost and difficulties booking tickets. The
newspapers and magazines could easily promote local, regional,
national and even international advertising opportunities at a
much lower cost than they could individually. If they can band
together to undercut Google's costs is another question however
they will either figure out how to collectively raise
advertising income or they will become Google advertising

3/ Congress will initiate an open investigation of pay-per-click
advertising models.

We already know of closed-door congressional inquiries into the
PPC market. Stemming from the AIT vs. Google case, we have
learned of FBI and Secret Service investigations, and in-camera
hearings before congressional committees. We also know of at
least two republican and one democratic senators interested in
opening further investigations.

How this one plays out is a mystery, but it will likely play out
this year. Thus far, the investigations have been kept behind
closed doors, a silent testimony to the strength of Google's
lobby effort in Washington DC. No matter how talented and
strenuous the lobby, an investigation of Click Fraud will be
made public sometime this year.

4/ An investigation of pay-per-click advertising models will
threaten Google's stock values.

Hence the strong lobby effort. If common sense doesn't threaten
Google's stock values, the threat of congressional oversight

5/ Google will drop below $450 before the end of first quarter
2007. If Google drops below $425, watch for a major landslide in

The market is softening. With expected slowdowns in the housing,
building, manufacturing and retail sectors, tech investors are
showing signs of skittishness going into 2007. The first part of
January is traditionally a time when the market readjusts to
decisions made by investors in the last weeks of December. Many
sell shares towards the end of the year in order to clarify
their incomes for tax time. This year, a number of analysts have
advised clients to unload some of their Google shares as a hedge
against an expected downturn in share values.

While Google remains far above the $450 range, expect it to drop
to around $450 by mid-March. It's earnings to assets ratios are
way too extended and though it has better prospects than any of
its competitors, the search advertising market is changing
rapidly. The only thing that saves Google from dropping is
rapid entry into the television advertising market. The first
signs of a weakening AdWords market will be the catalyst of the
first round of a Goog landslide. If the share prices hit $425,
watch for major selling. If it goes below $400, buy a boat.

6/ Yahoo will find focus and direction.

Having freed itself from the sticky peanut butter mess it found
itself in late 2006, Yahoo has made the first steps towards
reorganizing their messy organization. The battle between
Hollywood and Sunnyvale has been settled with the geeks coming
out on top of the agents. This year is Yahoo's year to stage a
serious comeback or to languish into obscurity. I suspect the
former. However, all the major algorithmic search engines will
face a new challenger this year.

7/ The major search engines will face a new and socially adept
competitor this year.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has hooked up with Amazon to
produce a human-powered search engine that will be released
sometime in 2007. This collaborative effort to dethrone Google
will be moderately successful. Wikisari will quickly become one
of the biggies, but Google will still be king.

8/ 2007 will be the year Internet marketers discover the power
of online video.

The use of video will become a standard component of online
communication. Advertisements, long-distance conferencing and
public relations in general will be affected. The advancement of
video online will set the stage for a major realignment in the
traditional entertainment industry.

9/ DIY Infotainment Distribution for fun and profit.

Using tools like the Yahoo Publisher Network, YouTube, Flickr
and distributed podcasts, webmasters and private websites will
start to replace professionally developed network broadcasts as
an information and entertainment source.

Add efficient monetization to the mix through Yahoo Search
Marketing ads and you have an effective enticement for
adventurous webmasters to try entering the market.

10/ YPN will see challengers this year.

While the Yahoo Publisher Network is by far the most advanced
program of its kind, expect to see other search entities
introducing their own webmaster friendly monetized information
and entertainment distribution programs.

11/ The search marketing environment will further fragment with
the following sectors seeing:

Stronger gains: Video, Social Networking, Niche marketing, Vertical search

Weaker margins: Traditional domain-driven SEO, Small-scale PPC

12/ Changes to the SEO Billing Model

Many traditional SEOs will be forced to adopt PPC style billing.
Fees will be charged based on the success of a campaign as
opposed to flat fees charged up front or on a monthly basis.
Greg Boser has written and commented on this several times, most
recently in a conversation with WebmasterRadio's Daron Babin on
the last Rainmaker show of 2006.

13/ Consolidation in the Search Marketing Sector

In 2007, financial pressures faced by firms in the SEO part of
the search marketing industry will produce a sector that looks
very different from the one we work in now. Watch for
consolidation between allied SEO, SEM, Public Relations and
link-building firms as clients demand full-service vendors.

14/ Hasty La Vista

Early Microsoft Vista users will eat a number of worms, catch a
bunch of viruses and end up as Zombies. As a result, savvy IT
departments put off the update until Microsoft can prove it has
created a master-patch.

15/ Patch This Microsoft

That big patch will be ready for download in 2008, effectively
delaying the rollout of Vista for another year.

2 Bonus Predictions

16/ Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever will be noted as the greatest game that never

17/ Planet Fortune

Webmasters will have more rewarding opportunities this year than
ever. 2007 will see the fruition of several major initiatives
started in 2005 or 2006 such as the YPN, online video
advertising, and the combination of on and offline advertising.
With the largest public relations and marketing firms in the
world taking serious note of search, the search marketing
industry will be truly considered part of the mainstream ad
industry. This will empower webmasters as more attention, energy
and assistance is directed towards helping webmasters present
interesting content framed by increasingly expensive
advertising. There is a lot of fortune to be found online this
year and much of it will trickle down to the grassroots.

2007 is going to be an intense and interesting year. Next week,
we'll take a look at how I did in my 2006 predictions.
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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Year's sale for history buffs until 1/10

Here's just ONE example of what you can get:

Ultimate World History Collection DVD

Explore the glories of Britannia, the majesty of Russia, the horrors of the French Revolution and the brutal Conquest of America, all inside this comprehensive DVD set.

10 DVD(s) / 1380+ Minutes
Availability: Product will ship on 01/04/07.

Only Available on DVD
New Year's Sale!
This DVD only available here!

Was: $179.95
You Save: $50.00 (28%)

Spend $100, get a free $25 gift certificate!

I played piano for President Ford

It was so exciting to perform for a U.S. President!

The Secret Service covered every move made by the members of the group I was with (The Mike Curb Congregation) even to looking inside my boots, pulling down the light fixtures (for what purpose???) inside the dressing room provided at The Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and following us to and from the coffee shop.

It was 1976, much closer in time to the Kennedy assassination on November 22, 1963. We were told NOT to turn around and unplug our amps after performing (for obvious reasons).

This may have been a fundraiser. Mike Curb was seated at the head table with the President (he became California's Lt. Governor in 1979). I got $50.00 to play for just 15 minutes...but I had to be granted a "Q" clearance the week before this performance or I would not have been allowed to be there.

Then I went home to the little bungalow under the "Hollywood" sign I shared with several other musicians where I slept next to my instruments on the floor.

Ah, the life of a musician :)

It costs several billion a year to save a dime on a head of lettuce

Illegal aliens violate dozens of our laws every day. From identity theft, to phony ID’s, to having criminal sexual predators sneaking into our nation, to use of our health care, housing and education services. They drive without licenses or insurance. Illegal aliens take jobs from honest citizens and drive down wages. Up front the cost of goods and services are lowered, a bit, but when you consider that each illegal alien child cost the taxpayers of California $10,000 or more per year to educate, it costs honest citizens several billion a year to save a dime on a head of lettuce.

Now, by using someone else’s Social Security card, or a totally phony card, illegal aliens will qualify to get Social Security.
Illegal Aliens To Get Billions From U.S. Social Security

Monday, January 01, 2007

It was like somebody punched a hole in the sky

Some said they were interviewed by United officials and instructed to write reports and draw pictures of what they observed, and that they were advised by United officials to refrain from speaking about what they saw.

Like United, the FAA originally told the Tribune that it had no information on the alleged UFO sighting. But the federal agency quickly reversed its position after the newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act request.

All the witnesses to the O'Hare event, who included at least several pilots, said they are certain based on the disc's appearance and flight characteristics that it was not an airplane, helicopter, weather balloon or any other craft known to man.
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