Saturday, December 17, 2011

Diaries Of A Disgustingly Rich Individual

Many plebeians (or "plebs" as we high-society folks call them) often ask me (from a distance, of course, since I don't go next to poor people) what is it like being so disgustingly wealthy. Buying all those rich people things, doing all that rich people stuff. Despite what you have heard about being rich, and how money can't buy you happiness, let me tell you... being rich is great. It is more important than being kind, generous, smart, eloquent, and maintaining use of your arms and legs.

Let's talk about getting rich. Many people will tell you saving, prudent investing, and hard work will get you rich. This is a fallacy. If someone was actually rich they wouldn't waste their time talking to you. The best way to become rich is to be born wealthy. Where you not born wealthy? Too bad! You've already missed out on the best way to become disgustingly rich.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Top Five Most Popular Videos of the Queen Online

The beautiful thing about the internet is that anyone has access to a plethora of stock footage beneath their fingertips. Any person is able to look back through time and watch and hear key moments in history from the comfort of their homes, gaining knowledge and understanding about our own history as humankind. As we move into 2012 in the UK, it is important to note that Queen Elizabeth II approaches the 60th anniversary of her reign; we can take a look back through her defining online moments - which have proved most popular with audiences all over the world.

Search any of these following titles on YouTube to find the referenced videos.

"The Queen's Arrival at the Funeral of Diana Princess of Wales"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fire Department Equipment - The Wise Choice of Obtaining Hydraulic Rescue Tools Part I

Is your fire department active in vehicle and accident rescue? If so, you might consider requesting rescue tools from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant in 2012.

An excellent set of equipment in this category should consist of all hydraulic rescue tools. Be sure to include at least a 28" spreader with no less than 57,000 pounds of spread force. A good set should also include a very large cutter with 121,000 pounds of force. Additionally, it should have a mini-cutter with at least a 1.5" opening, a ram set, a pulling and lifting accessory kit, and multiple sections of color coded extension hose. Do not forget to request all mounting brackets so that your department can properly affix the equipment inside of your vehicles. You will also need to purchase a power unit or generator.

Your department should budget about $32,000 for the equipment and about $11,000 for the power unit or generator.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Groundhog Day - A Little Science

Groundhogs day is the second of February, where groundhogs emerge from their burrows early in the morning. Once they're out of the burrow they do one of two things: either they continue with what they started, or they go back for 6 more weeks.

The legend says that when they emerge in a sunny day and they see their shadows they predict 6 more weeks of harsh winter and decide to hide in their burrows for 6 more weeks. If that day is cloudy and they don't see their shadows they predict a nice spring weather in 2 weeks and they stay.

Money wise it's a nice idea. People gather early in the mornings for the groundhogs day festivals where they are celebrated and tourists spend money on their transportation, accommodation, food, and entertainment. Relying on those predictions is another story.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Regulatory Challenges and the Media

There is definitely a culture clash in the world, and I'm not talking about the Western World and the Middle East, rather I'm talking about in the media such as television, radio, and newspapers and the new paradigm of social media, the Internet, and all the combination variations in between. Not only that, we also note that there have been lots of regulatory changes propping up the old, and preventing the new from making headway. Let's go ahead and talk about this for a moment if we shall.

You see, the Internet is rising so quickly along with e-commerce, and social networks that the media can't keep up. In fact the old media is trying to find new ways to use social networks and the Internet to blend the content so they don't lose the next generation of readers, and can keep from losing current subscribers who are migrating to electronic formats for their intake of news. Consider if you will all the apps on the iPad for all the major news outlets, and all of the industry association trade journals.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Is The Justice Department Over Reaching On Fraud Enforcement in An Election Year?

It seems whenever there is a tough economy, there are more shysters who come out of the woodwork. This makes sense of course because if money is tight, and fewer people to get a job, it's more difficult for these culprits to get a real job to use their cunning and intellectual abilities for positive purposes such as making a profit in their own small businesses. Okay so, I'd like to talk about this for a moment if I might.

You see, I've also noticed another trend. Whenever there is a major election going on, candidates claim that when they get into office they will stop the crime, scams, and fraud. It's hard to say why they do this - perhaps they are redirecting attention away from themselves and their own political shenanigans. But I would suspect that's not the only reason. It's because negative events make better headlines, and if a politician can point at some negative event, and then claim they will fix it, all the suddenly more voters take interest.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ensuring Crowd Safety at Major Events

Organising an event that's likely to gather large crowds? Your priority should always be human safety. Make sure you consider this crucial factor in every decision you make. Don't jeopardise human lives, your event and reputation by making ill judgments. Plan ahead using common sense and keeping in mind the following tips.

Venue Safety

If you're not qualified in events management, your safest bet is to select a professional venue with experience in catering for large groups, and professionals on hand to deal with licensing and carrying out safety procedures.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Online Debates - Share Views, Opinions and Knowledge

Online debating platforms have emerged as the preferred destination for people wanting to have their say on issues affecting their daily lives. Whether it is to question current trends or share one's opinion on a burning national issue online debating platforms provide with the best debating stage.

Everyone sees life in their own way. People gather knowledge, experience and opinions as they move forward in their lives. When they come across a counter view, they want to question it, put their view forward, and in some cases are even curious enough to explore the others' side. A debate gives people the opportunity to do all this in the right manner. And when the World changed to the World Wide Web, the debate floor was transformed into an online debating platform.

Debating is a healthy way of expressing your thoughts while getting a glimpse of the bigger story too. For instance, the rising fuel prices concerns all of us. People would want to blame the ruling authorities, but on an online debate site, they may come across people giving them the other side of the story- the international pressures dictating fuel prices or the pressures on government to increase the prices. This way, people not only get to hear what others have to say about a situation affecting them, but can also put forward their side of the story in the best manner possible.

It is worth a mention here, that there are some prestigious debating websites out there which are frequented by option formers and thinkers. People that are instrumental in policy making and influencing government decisions also use the platform to express their views. If you get the opportunity to get on one such platform and have your say or get view across to the leading thinkers, then the purpose of debating is more than fulfilled. Your view/experience and opinion has reached people who have the power to do something about it.

Leaders, opinion formers and thinkers value public opinion. They are always interested in knowing the impact of their policies, decisions on the people. That is why when you comment on a view point expressed by an influencer, they make a note of it. They document how you feel about an issue and this is their way of gathering public opinion. You can never know if what you have to say on an issue can really help make things better. You have the knowledge and experience backing your views, and maybe the opinion formers may see the loophole you want to draw their attention too.

You have seen life at close quarters. You know about things and the ways of people. Do not hesitate to express your views. Get on an online debating platform and share your view on the issues being discussed their. Tell people your beliefs and show them the other side of things. You never know when an opinion former might convey your views/ideas to the policy makers who consult him.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Impact of 20th Century Wars on Immigration and Naturalization

One of the more interesting aspects of war, in retrospect, is the change in politics and populations which follow them. And in the aftermath of war, we often see major shifts in populations that arise from a number of factors including injuries and casualties, displaced residents or soldiers, re-drawn political boundaries or changes of statehood, as well as massive numbers of refugees as people often flee war torn areas.

Both world wars in the 20th century increased the number of refugees, creating a class of stateless people - many of whom were placed in internment camps. They were often considered undesirable and remained in an "illegal" situation. They could not return to the country that had expelled them and no other country would take them in for naturalization.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Some Aspects of Contemporary Indian Art

As wealth creation increases in the emerging markets of India and China the wealthy are looking for new avenues of investment and pleasure. Traditionally the rich of India invested primarily in gold and property. Over the last century a portion of the assets of the wealthy have gone into company shares and financial institutions. However there is a limit to how much one can invest in property and gold. Beyond the possession of a couple of properties the management and upkeep of land and building becomes an encumbrance. Money kept in banks and shares has its attendant risks especially in these times of inflation, distressing national and private debts. Therefore, with growing wealth, the rich in India have begun exploring other avenues of investment. An investment in art has emerged as one of these options. It is new to India albeit traditional in the already developed economies. These investors seek not just global works of art but also homegrown ones. To meet the need new artists are emerging that are producing quality art objects and paintings.