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The power of blogs and blogging

The power of a blog is endless due to its many attributes and functions. A blog can be used to provide your own opinion, to rank about an issue, to provide information or just for business purposes. No matter how you look at it, your blog will succeed in that particular manner. If you trying to give your opinion on a particular law that just passed in your country, you will be very likely to catch the attention of the ministers and general public.

Search engines are constantly being flooded with queries, and the search engine spiders are roaming through sites 24/7. Blogs are more search engine friendly when compared to regular HTML based pages. Search engines like Google love unique content; so you should focus on posting unique, quality content. It will establish a firm reader base and still give you good rankings on the search engines.

Many media outlets use blogging to provide news releases and updates to the public. An example would be “war bloggers”, who blog on the topic of war on terrorism. These blogs have gained an enormous amount attention ever since the 9/11 attack in 2001. During the first week of the attack, thousands of bloggers starting writing on the topic and many of them are still writing on the topic in question. Media outlets and journalists all jumped on the blogging train and they used it as a sense of communication between the writers. Soon after, tons of journalists, news reporters and news firms took up on the opportunity to start their own blog. Some of the well-established professionals are blogging, which attracts and maintains readership. Political blogs tend to catch the eye of many, since it is a national issue, but it is not limited to this. Blogs are created with intention to provide entertainment and laughter. Blogs are like social networking websites, where you can interact with both the blogger and readers.

As stated earlier, blogs are great when it comes to search engine indexing. A reputable blogging platform known as WordPress, is extremely good in terms of search engine optimization. With the use of a simple plug-in you can better optimize your blog for the search engines. Search engines provide quality, targeted traffic; which is the hardest type to gain. If you have organic traffic to your site, there is a higher chance of making that visitor come back for more. If you update your blog frequently, with unique content; search engines will quickly pick up on your posts and index them. There are other aspects of search engine optimization for blogs, but we are only interested in the power of a blog itself.

It is now 2012 and blogs are part of the mainstream media, as it is essentially everywhere. Blogs are being used by news corporations, Fortune 500 businesses and individuals like you. If you have something to tell the public, you can do so with a blog. All you need is an internet connection and some creativity, and you could be a blogger!

97 Comments

  1. Derek
    Derek August 18, 2012

    Is it because Cons/Reps continually exist in the dark side of of life ? Always bashing always bullying . Never really coming up with any thing positive to say ?
    —————————————————————————————————

    #
    Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of ‘Darth Vader’
    Ewen MacAskill reports from Washington on the political resurrection of the last true believer of the neo-con years
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.....k-cheney... – Cached
    #
    Cheney: Being Darth Vader not so bad – Politics – White House …
    The joke’s on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they’re OK with that.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21575478 – Cached
    #
    YouTube – Darth Cheney (or is it Dick Vader)
    Here is another morph of pictures…this time Dick Cheney becomes Darth Vader, at various stages of development.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuKUqhS9Zxo – Cached
    .Play Video
    #
    Darth Vader blogging – NYTimes.com
    Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once …
    krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/darth-vader-blogging – Cached
    #
    OpEdNews – Article: America’s Darth Vader / Dick Cheney
    As I have said for years, Dick Cheney’s fingerprints are on virtually every lie and abuse of power committed by the corrupt Cheney/Bush administration. Seymour Hersh’s …
    http://www.opednews.com/articl.....11;Di-by... – Cached

  2. Dr Hank
    Dr Hank August 18, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  3. whitesoxfan2347
    whitesoxfan2347 August 19, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  4. Xavier Hawthorne
    Xavier Hawthorne August 20, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  5. Orbit
    Orbit August 21, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  6. josh12rox
    josh12rox August 21, 2012

    I am an undergraduate student and I have a scientific theory of my own which reveals an effect of using nuclear fission reactions for power (which i believe is quite publishable). I have searched a lot over the internet to find any previous research on that particular effect of nuclear fission reaction, but i haven’t found a single paper that mentions the problem. I was thinking about writing an article on nature or scientific american, but I don’t know if I am quite eligible to do so, being just an undergraduate student. If I am not, what can I possibly do to share my ideas with the world. Please don’t say blogging, I’m quite a failed blogger and very few people actually read scientific blogs. Thanks

  7. Thomas Lopez
    Thomas Lopez August 25, 2012

    I am an undergraduate student and I have a scientific theory of my own which reveals an effect of using nuclear fission reactions for power (which i believe is quite publishable). I have searched a lot over the internet to find any previous research on that particular effect of nuclear fission reaction, but i haven’t found a single paper that mentions the problem. I was thinking about writing an article on nature or scientific american, but I don’t know if I am quite eligible to do so, being just an undergraduate student. If I am not, what can I possibly do to share my ideas with the world. Please don’t say blogging, I’m quite a failed blogger and very few people actually read scientific blogs. Thanks

  8. Blake
    Blake August 26, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  9. vanvark83
    vanvark83 August 26, 2012

    Is it because Cons/Reps continually exist in the dark side of of life ? Always bashing always bullying . Never really coming up with any thing positive to say ?
    —————————————————————————————————

    #
    Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of ‘Darth Vader’
    Ewen MacAskill reports from Washington on the political resurrection of the last true believer of the neo-con years
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.....k-cheney... – Cached
    #
    Cheney: Being Darth Vader not so bad – Politics – White House …
    The joke’s on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they’re OK with that.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21575478 – Cached
    #
    YouTube – Darth Cheney (or is it Dick Vader)
    Here is another morph of pictures…this time Dick Cheney becomes Darth Vader, at various stages of development.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuKUqhS9Zxo – Cached
    .Play Video
    #
    Darth Vader blogging – NYTimes.com
    Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once …
    krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/darth-vader-blogging – Cached
    #
    OpEdNews – Article: America’s Darth Vader / Dick Cheney
    As I have said for years, Dick Cheney’s fingerprints are on virtually every lie and abuse of power committed by the corrupt Cheney/Bush administration. Seymour Hersh’s …
    http://www.opednews.com/articl.....11;Di-by... – Cached

  10. fattiemanny
    fattiemanny August 27, 2012

    Is it because Cons/Reps continually exist in the dark side of of life ? Always bashing always bullying . Never really coming up with any thing positive to say ?
    —————————————————————————————————

    #
    Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of ‘Darth Vader’
    Ewen MacAskill reports from Washington on the political resurrection of the last true believer of the neo-con years
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.....k-cheney... – Cached
    #
    Cheney: Being Darth Vader not so bad – Politics – White House …
    The joke’s on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they’re OK with that.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21575478 – Cached
    #
    YouTube – Darth Cheney (or is it Dick Vader)
    Here is another morph of pictures…this time Dick Cheney becomes Darth Vader, at various stages of development.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuKUqhS9Zxo – Cached
    .Play Video
    #
    Darth Vader blogging – NYTimes.com
    Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once …
    krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/darth-vader-blogging – Cached
    #
    OpEdNews – Article: America’s Darth Vader / Dick Cheney
    As I have said for years, Dick Cheney’s fingerprints are on virtually every lie and abuse of power committed by the corrupt Cheney/Bush administration. Seymour Hersh’s …
    http://www.opednews.com/articl.....11;Di-by... – Cached

  11. Keaton
    Keaton August 30, 2012

    Is it because Cons/Reps continually exist in the dark side of of life ? Always bashing always bullying . Never really coming up with any thing positive to say ?
    —————————————————————————————————

    #
    Dick Cheney: Washington trembles at the return of ‘Darth Vader’
    Ewen MacAskill reports from Washington on the political resurrection of the last true believer of the neo-con years
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/worl.....k-cheney... – Cached
    #
    Cheney: Being Darth Vader not so bad – Politics – White House …
    The joke’s on Vice President Dick Cheney. Apparently, around the White House, they’re OK with that.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21575478 – Cached
    #
    YouTube – Darth Cheney (or is it Dick Vader)
    Here is another morph of pictures…this time Dick Cheney becomes Darth Vader, at various stages of development.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuKUqhS9Zxo – Cached
    .Play Video
    #
    Darth Vader blogging – NYTimes.com
    Back when Hillary Clinton described Dick Cheney as Darth Vader, a number of people pointed out that this was an unfair comparison. For example, Darth Vader once …
    krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/07/darth-vader-blogging – Cached
    #
    OpEdNews – Article: America’s Darth Vader / Dick Cheney
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  12. brincks26
    brincks26 August 30, 2012

    I’ve posted ~10 questions of this nature over the last year or so, and YA users consistently call me “overqualified” for entry-level administrative assistant positions and once I took the hint, “under-qualified” for mid-level administrative assistant positions. I’m here again, this time hoping that since I apparently have no idea of where I ought to aim, you all can give me a better idea.

    Granted, geography matters a whole lot when it comes to whether or not one’s potential pay is livable and reasonable. So keep the following in mind:

    Where I live, the cost of living index is 83.5 with a median rent of of $571 and sales tax of 9%. I make $7.50 an hour and am allowed to work as many hours I want a week, so I work 35-45/week when I don’t have classes and ~20 when I do. With the block scheduling at my school and my saving/spending habits, I wind up with around $600-700 a month, on average, to live on. Totally doable; I’m very low-maintenance. HOWEVER, my rent is only $250 a month (incl. utilities) between my roommate and I (I expect this to increase 2-3x when I graduate, incl. utilities) and I’ll have student loan payments of $50/month ($7k debt). NO credit cards. NO car payments. NO kids.

    I’ve done years of research in my quest to decide where I want to go when I graduate, and I’ve traveled extensively through every state but 4. Long story short, the 4 towns I’m now considering have stats similar to the above, though median rent tends to be about $50-75 higher (with the places I feel suited for consistently costing 75% of the median, plus utilities).

    In other words, to sustain myself where I’m at comfortably, I’m aiming for ~$1300/mo post-taxes. That’s 42 hours a week making what I do now. No thanks. Not with a degree and a little bit of experience, anyway.

    So lets get to the short list of my experience and technical skills. I will NOT be listing all of my skills or “power words’ that are peppered throughout my resume. Just the most dominant and relevant to job field The following will be current as of May ’12

    Education:
    May ’09 High School Diploma. 3.9 GPA
    May ’12 BA Political Science. 3.8 GPA

    Relevant work experience:
    Aug. ’09-May ’12 Administrative Assistant at college.
    Duties: editing supervisor’s written work; greeting and assisting visitors; crafting reports, business letters, professional e-mails, and news releases as assigned; keeping office organized and stocked with supplies; phone correspondence; operating fax machine; delivering mail; keeping school website and blogs up to date; drafting semi-annual reports in Excel; researching product prices, travel arrangements, etc; scheduling and setting appointments;other duties as assigned.

    Jan. ’10-April ’10 Volunteer Administrative Assistant in [rural east-African town and nation]
    Duties: phone correspondence; operating fax machine; assisting patrons with computer skills; crafting letters; customer personal correspondence; other duties as assigned.

    Aug. ’07-Nov. ’08 Fundraiser and Telemarketer for political campaign
    Duties: fundraising ($15k raised); working phones (6k phone calls); assisting fellow volunteers and supporters with blogging and phone software.

    Most dominant and important technical skills:
    80 WPM without mistakes
    Office ’03-’11, Mac and Windows versions (very proficient)
    iWork ’08-’10 (very proficient)
    Operating phones, fax machines, computers, scanners, and copiers (very proficient)
    Internet research (scholarly, commercial, and personal) (very proficient)

    Many AA positions start at min. wage (as did mine) or $8/hour. Many provide only 5-20 hours a week of employment. I won’t lie; I can’t work with that. I’ve seen AA positions pay into the salaried, $40k a year range, and I’m definitely not qualified for that. Before coming to YA, I was looking to make $10-14/hour, 25-40 hours/week (whether from 1 position or 2). That’s when I was repeatedly told I was overqualified. So I switched things up, writing that I was primarily interested in positions paying $12-18/hour, 25-40 hours a week. I was told I was underqualified.

    So what do you think? What kind of hourly pay am I qualified for?

  13. Only Business
    Only Business August 30, 2012

    I am an undergraduate student and I have a scientific theory of my own which reveals an effect of using nuclear fission reactions for power (which i believe is quite publishable). I have searched a lot over the internet to find any previous research on that particular effect of nuclear fission reaction, but i haven’t found a single paper that mentions the problem. I was thinking about writing an article on nature or scientific american, but I don’t know if I am quite eligible to do so, being just an undergraduate student. If I am not, what can I possibly do to share my ideas with the world. Please don’t say blogging, I’m quite a failed blogger and very few people actually read scientific blogs. Thanks

  14. Kristian
    Kristian September 1, 2012

    Aides to Bush have asserted that the president retains the authority to conduct surveillance without court permission.

    Lawsuit Against Wiretaps Rejected
    Case’s Plaintiffs Have No Standing, Appeals Court Rules

    By Amy Goldstein
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, July 7, 2007; Page A01

    A federal appeals court removed a serious legal challenge to the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping program yesterday, overruling the only judge who held that a controversial surveillance effort by the National Security Agency was unconstitutional.

    Two members of a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ordered the dismissal of a major lawsuit that challenged the wiretapping, which President Bush authorized secretly to eavesdrop on communications involving potential terrorists shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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    The court did not rule on the spying program’s legality. Instead, it declared that the American Civil Liberties Union and the others who brought the case — including academics, lawyers and journalists — did not have the standing to sue because they could not demonstrate that they had been direct targets of the clandestine surveillance.

    The decision vacates a ruling in the case made last August by a U.S. District Court judge in Detroit, who ruled that the administration’s program to monitor private communications violated the Bill of Rights and a 1970s federal law.

    Yesterday’s action in the 6th Circuit means that the principal remaining legal challenge to the NSA surveillance program is a group of cases pending before a U.S. District Court judge and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in California. The primary issue before that appeals court, differing somewhat from that in the Michigan case, is whether the administration may claim that a privilege covering state secrets precludes the litigation.

    The eavesdropping program — first revealed by news accounts in late 2005 and the subject of intense political wrangling since then — is one aspect of a broad assertion of presidential power by Bush in the past six years to justify policies meant to deter terrorism here and abroad.

    As first devised, the program allowed the NSA to intercept telephone calls and e-mail between the United States and overseas in which at least one party was suspected to be affiliated with al-Qaeda or related groups, without the court approval typically required for government wiretaps, administration officials said.

    The program prompted vehement objections from privacy advocates and many Democrats, who contended that it was illegal because it bypassed a secret court, created under the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), to provide judicial oversight of clandestine surveillance within the United States.

    In January, after Democrats gained control of Congress, the administration abruptly shifted its position. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced that the surveillance program would be overseen by the FISA court. But administration officials have not described critical details of the new approach, including whether a separate warrant would be required for each instance of monitoring. Aides to Bush have asserted that the president retains the authority to conduct surveillance without court permission.

    With the change in the program, the administration argued before the 6th Circuit that the case is moot. The two judges who made up the majority, both Republican appointees, did not address that issue. Judge Alice M. Batchelder, who wrote the 35-page main opinion, focused her lengthy analysis on why she concluded that the plaintiffs — many of whom have professional ties with people and organizations suspected of terrorism — do not have the legal standing to bring the lawsuit. She said the plaintiffs could not show that they had been injured directly by the surveillance.

    Judge Ronald Lee Gilman, a Democratic appointee, disagreed. In a dissenting opinion, he concluded that the plaintiffs are entitled to sue because they felt a need to alter their communications after the program was disclosed. Gilman also wrote that the case is not moot because “the president maintains that he has the authority to ‘opt out’ of the FISA framework at any time.” And he agreed with the lower-court judge that the program violates federal law.

    Administration officials lauded the 6th Circuit’s decision. Deputy White House press secretary Tony Fratto called the lower court’s finding that the program was unconstitutional “wrongly decided.” Fratto said the appellate court “properly determined that the plaintiffs had failed to show their claims were entitled to review in federal court.”

    Steven R. Shapiro, the ACLU’s legal director, said: “As a result of today’s decision, the Bush administration has been left free to violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which Congress adopted almost 30 years ago to prevent the executive branch from engaging in precisely this kind of unchecked surveillance.” He said the ACLU is examining its options, including the possibility of an appeal to the Supreme Court.

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) called the court decision “a disappointing one that was not made on the merits of the case, yet closes the courthouse door to resolving it.” The panel has been conducting an investigation into the warrantless wiretapping program. Last month, it issued subpoenas to the administration, seeking documents related to the program’s “authorization and legal justification.”

    The two lawsuits pending before the 9th Circuit include Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, Inc. v. Bush, in which the plaintiffs, an Oregon branch of a Saudi charity that has been investigated for alleged terrorist ties and others, contend that they have a document proving they were a direct target of NSA surveillance. The other case, Hepting v. AT&T Corp., has been brought on behalf of a group of AT&T customers who allege that the company intercepted their phone calls and e-mails and disclosed them to the NSA.

    The two cases are scheduled to be heard Aug. 15.

    Staff writer Ellen Nakashima contributed to this report.

  15. henryshensbcglobalnet
    henryshensbcglobalnet September 1, 2012

    Without asking them to delete it, is there a way i can delete my own blog comments on someone else’s blog? Please help(:

  16. Thomas Lopez
    Thomas Lopez September 4, 2012

    Actually, I’m a blog starter. I just want more people to visit my blog to make me a popular blog. I’m capable of writing, and I know writing skill is a must. But is there any other way to make my blog more popular?

  17. nasty1
    nasty1 September 4, 2012

    So I created a secondary blog off my first one, but I now want my secondary blog to be my personal or my main blog. So that as soon and I sign on the newer blog I made would be my default blog. If that makes any sense… Is there a way to do this?

  18. Milk84
    Milk84 September 5, 2012

    So I guess you cant follow people. You can only follow the people your main blog follows right? Is there anything else I should know? On my second blog can other people see what I reblog? I just want to be sure before I make one.

  19. vanvark83
    vanvark83 September 7, 2012

    I am helping some friends get their shop on the map and noticed. They have a web site. One of the ways in my research to optimize a web site is to use a blog. I am not blog savvy and neither are they so need a little help as to good sites to place there blog so that they get noticed.

  20. Motordom
    Motordom September 8, 2012

    I am making a blog about one good thing that happens to me a day as a way to kind of get out of this funk I’m in. Anyone have any creative suggestions.

  21. kevindiking67verizonnet
    kevindiking67verizonnet September 16, 2012

    How often do I need to submit my site to the major search engines? I keep seeing ads that promise to submit my website to thousands of search engines each month for around $20. Is it worth it?

  22. Mike
    Mike September 16, 2012

    I’m creating a new blog about literature ( what I’ve read, what I’m reading), but I’m having trouble thinking of a title. I like the idea of something having to do with an obsession with literature but I think bookophilia is on the average side. What do you think of Litophilia? Is it too similar to “lithophilia” Which means the love of stones? Any ideas? Thanks!

  23. xiM Clutch
    xiM Clutch September 16, 2012

    Actually my blog name is not relevant to my blog niche..in this time i want to convert my blog to a website through blogger
    but i dont know if i will do it ,then how much will affect my blog traffic?

  24. kamikami
    kamikami September 16, 2012

    I’ve a WordPress blog with Arras theme. This site strangely shows different on different computers. On some computers, I see all 3 columsn, on other PC, I see only 1. On other PCs, some wiered things. Please somebody help me.

  25. Xedo
    Xedo September 16, 2012

    I am a college student from the US going to Canada for college next year. I want to do a blog about my experience up there for family and friends to read. I am wondering if anyone has preferences as to what blog site is better (blogspot, wordpress, blogger, tumblr etc) and if you can think of any catchy fun names for my blog.

  26. stingerms
    stingerms September 16, 2012

    I’m wanting to start a blog for my photography business. What free blog would be best?

  27. PillowMan1234
    PillowMan1234 September 16, 2012

    I got two networked blog setting of a single blog in facebook. I want to delete of them. Is there any way to delete only one networked blog keeping the another as it is ?

  28. lildevilgurl152004
    lildevilgurl152004 September 17, 2012

    I recently started a blog, and I was just wondering how people have promoted their blogs online to get more followers so you aren’t just typing to nothing out in the internet?
    Oh, and for my blog, I don’t really want my friends to be my followers, unless they find it on their own. My blog is about something that most of my friend’s can’t really help me with. (Photography is the main subject)

  29. Sergio
    Sergio September 21, 2012

    I’m planning to create my own blog, and a question comes up to my mind.

  30. xLittle21Yaox
    xLittle21Yaox September 26, 2012

    I want to be able to write entries and add pics. I do not mean something like myspace or facebook or anything like that. I mean an actual blog.

  31. sarah w
    sarah w September 28, 2012

    Want to make people visit a blog and don’t know how. Also can you give me a good blogging site that people visit a lot. Do they visit your blog within the blog site or externally?? Thanks.

  32. Jason M
    Jason M September 30, 2012

    I want to know what is the best 100% free blog/web or search engine directory for the blog site that can provide a lot of traffic to the blog site and spur reading.

  33. sethburger
    sethburger October 1, 2012

    I was just thinking about starting a blog online where I can curate some material and add my own. I would like to start with a free blog, but I was wondering, will I make any money off the ads if I draw a lot of traffic, although it’s a free blog site?
    Also, I would like to curate material from different website, but I want it to stay legal. How can I make sure no copyrights are breached?
    Thanks a million!

  34. MentallyCryppled
    MentallyCryppled October 1, 2012

    This would have to be a new blog. Something that you want to read about, but havent found online. This can be religious, fashion-based, etc. Im just getting some ideas for the blog i want to start- Thanks!

  35. Anny
    Anny October 11, 2012

    I have been blogging since last month, my blog was indexed already in google but during the test i conducted, i search for a certain keyword related on my blog but it only shows the blog title and it directs me to the homepage not on the actual post. Need help!!!

  36. RichT
    RichT October 19, 2012

    I want to start a blog on myyearbook but i cant find the box on my profile.
    I have made sure i have checked the box to show my latest blog in the manage profile boxes section.
    But it still wont show up.
    Please help.
    Is there any other way to start the blog?

  37. johnkaiser 22
    johnkaiser 22 October 21, 2012

    I don’t want to make an ad or spam my blog on websites, but I need to give it a kick start. I post on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, but I don’t have many friends there.

    How does one get traffic to their blog without advertising, spamming, etc?

  38. friendly 4
    friendly 4 October 24, 2012

    Do you blog? Do you blog to advertise items you are selling? I am rather new to the blogging world. I mainly blog to advertise products that I am selling and websites that I am selling on. How do I get traffic to my blog? Do I basically just need to add content? Does my blog get picked up in the search? Any advice on blogging is very much needed.
    Hello, yes I mention it on my twitter account and also my other web-sites.

  39. Marlon P
    Marlon P October 26, 2012

    I have two blogs, but they’re both on different accounts. I want them to both be on the same account but I can’t add members to either blog because they’re both my main blogs. So, I need to make one of them a secondary blog.
    HELP PLEASE?

  40. Chester
    Chester October 28, 2012

    I want to know what search engines or B2B website ,by which the buyer or the importer,wholesaler to find the suppliers from local or oversea?

  41. Motordom
    Motordom November 4, 2012

    How do you delete your primary blog on tumblr but keep your additional blog or how do you switch your additional blog to your primary blog?

  42. thexbox360player
    thexbox360player November 11, 2012

    I am thinking about starting a craft blog. What would be the best free blogging site for that?
    I am not doing it for business or to buy or sell anything.

  43. Flash Funk
    Flash Funk November 11, 2012

    to write journal entries, promote your stuff (for sale) and all that other jazz?

  44. Bryan J
    Bryan J November 13, 2012

    The company I work for paid $40,000 in search engine optimization for their site last year and really haven’t seen many sales come in from it all. Why do they charge so much for what seems to be so little?

  45. Kaden
    Kaden November 14, 2012

    or any other ways? any type of information helps.
    thanks.

  46. Joe M
    Joe M November 18, 2012

    I have a blog there…..great. But some people have a web site “powered” by WordPress. I don’t get it. Can someone help me get some clarification here?

  47. Picean
    Picean November 20, 2012

    I’m an attorney in California and I’ve set up a new domain to market my practice. I want to make it a podcost or a video blog that will have short audtio and/or video clips short legal tips.

    I’ve been experimenting with imbedding video on my 360 page. I also have a blog on my regular law office website that is powered by Blogger.com. Blogger.com is okay, but I am looking for recommendations on the best blogging platform to do a podcast or video blog.

    I’m sure that I will need to host the video on a third party such as YouTube or Yahoo video, but I should have enough storage space and bandwidth to host the MP3 files on my own site. Any suggestions?

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