Thursday, August 23, 2007

Meeting Women Pick Up Girls Ode

Meeting Women, Pick Up Girls

Discover Four New Places To Start Meeting Women! Learn To Pick Up And Approach Women Everywhere You Go!

Once you’ve built up the confidence of approaching and meeting women what’s the next step? Knowing where to go of course! If you haven’t a clue as to where to meet women, then check out some of the hot spots below. These are places that you always knew about but you didn’t think of meeting women there.

The Club or Pub

Night spots are always a good place to pick up girls. Chances are the girls there want to be picked up too! If you enjoy the night life then this is the best place for you to pick up girls. Just don’t get suckered by women who are just interested in your money and the free flow of drinks you are providing.

Sports Clubs Or Activity Classes

Sports clubs or places like yoga classes are great places to pick up girls. Meeting women here is easy and you will have a high chance of finding interesting women who actually share your same interests. Because of this the process of picking them up is made easier as you will have much to talk about. It’s also easy to ask for dates because you can always suggest a meal after class or a drink to discuss the day’s lessons.

The Library

This place isn’t as boring as you think and you can actually pick up girls here. The main thing you have to remember is that there are always more women than men at the library and that not all of them are busy and dedicated to their work. And even if they are, they sure could use a break every once in a while. This is of course where you step in. One way to meet them is to take interest in what she is doing and get her to open up and talk to you about it. As you know, women love talking so take the opportunity to build up a rapport while they are talking your ear off about the subject.

The Shopping Mall

One of the best places to start meeting women is surprisingly your local mall. Or should I say not so surprisingly? After all its women who love to shop and where else would they flock? The thing is that while men are hanging out at the malls it would cross their minds that “That girl looks hot” but it never occurs to them that they should make a move because before this, picking up girls was reserved exclusively for places like the pub. Well it’s time to change this mentality and figure out that the mall is actually a great place for meeting women!

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Sale Maker Poem

Oh No! I Can't Sell

What's that you say? You can't sell?

Oh, you must be right, although you are selling me right now!

A good friend of mine once said to me, "Life is sales."

What a profound statement! Think about it! Life IS sales. We sell all day, every day.

We just don't realize or acknowledge the fact that we are selling.

Why is that? I believe it is because we have adopted some misguided beliefs regarding selling.

The interesting thing to keep in mind is that of higher income earners around the world, a large percentage come from the world of sales. Many from direct selling!

When you think about sales, what comes to mind?

Chances are, it's the pushy, arrogant, over-zealous, quick-to-the-close type that you've done business with in the past.

But, is that truly what Sales is about?

I don't think so.

True sales is about sharing information. It's about finding out what the other person needs and then meeting that need.

It's about creating a win-win situation for everyone.

When was the last time you told someone about a great movie, referred a family physician or lavished praise and recommendations on the new restaurant in town?

This is sales in its purest form!

You perceive a product or service that could possibly meet the need of someone else. (A great place to eat or entertaining movie, etc.)

You share the information with someone else, in an effort to meet a need they may have.

Your friend either accepts or rejects the suggestion and you both move on about your business.

If your friend likes the suggestion and acts on it, you feel a sense of satisfaction.

If your friend does not, you just move on, realizing that there was no interest or need at this time.

Your friend was not rejecting you.

You don't try to overcome objections, attempting to coerce him/her into "buying" what you are offering.

You are detached from the outcome.

Oh, and either way, you don't get paid.

Perhaps this is why it's so easy for you to offer your suggesting.

Now, think about using this same process with a product or service that you offer.

Think of presenting your business idea to a friend, relative or acquaintance in the same way.

Just share the information!

See if there is a need to be met by what you are offering.

Don't try to sell or overcome objections.

Just listen and offer information.

If your friend acts on that information and buys your product or service, GREAT! You have met a need and delivered value.

Oh, and you get paid! That's okay!

If your friend does not choose to act on the information, that's okay, too. You can still go on about your business.

You both win in either case.

You aren't selling! You are sharing!

And, over time, using this strategy, you will move up into the ranks of the higher income earners around the world!

So, what's that you say about not being able to sell? Good, can you just try sharing?

Jackie Ulmer, a veteran Home Business Owner, has coached thousands of men and women on starting a successful home business. Her free newsletter provides tips, resources and more for home businesses. She can be reached through her web site at

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Privacy Policy Serenade

Check Out That Privacy Policy

Before you enter your name, address or any other data in that form, STOP! Wait. Don't enter anything yet. If you do, you may be giving away personal information to strangers, and you know what your mom said about talking to strangers.

Okay, back up a minute. You want to buy a new necklace for your wife at that great dot com you recently found. They require you to fill out a form first - your name, address, phone number and credit card information. They also want your email address, gender and income range.

So you know these people? Think about it for a minute. How many of your friends (even your best ones) have you told your true age or how much money you make. Have you divulged your credit card data to your co-workers at work? Perhaps you give your social security number to the kid at the McDonalds?

I didn't think so. Then why do you insist on giving this data to a faceless computer? You don't have any idea who is on the other side of the screen - yet every day you give away information that you would never dream of telling your parents or best friends.

Before typing in the information look around the site until you find a link named "privacy". Usually it is on the bottom of the home page (at least), and good sites will have a link to it from EVERY page. Click on the link and read the policy from start to finish. Make sure you understand it - if there are any words you do not understand pull out your handy dictionary and check them out. Once you are done, read it again. Slowly.

What's so important about this that it requires all this work? Look, you are giving out personal data about yourself. The web site owners have an obligation to inform you how this data is going to be used.

Questions that should be answered by any decent privacy policy include:
- How do you get in contact with the owners of the company?
- How do you erase your private data or remove yourself from mailing lists?
- Are they going to keep your information to themselves or sell it to third parties? If so, can you stop this and how?
- What are they going to do with your credit card data? How do they keep it safe?
- Why do they need the information? For example, our site asks each person who signs up for an award their age. Why? Because the COPPA law does not allow us to collect information from people under 13 years old. How else are you going to ensure you are in compliance with this kind of law except to ask?
- It's very important to totally understand what they plan to do with your email address ... you don't want to get spam, after all. How do they use cookies?
- Do they make use of your TCP/IP address and other similar information, and if so what is it used for? Virtually every site logs this data, but rarely is it used for anything except mass statistics and error checking.
- If the site has third party advertisers, banners, web bugs, banners and so on, what similar information is available for how they use any information? This is most pertinent for cookies and TCP/IP data that is automatically logged. At the very least, their should be links to third party sites so you can look at their privacy policies also.
- Are there any special relationships such as partners who use the information also? If so, how is that information shared and used? If the web site asks for information, how do they ensure that COPPA (a law which attempts to ensure that information is not gathered from minors without their parents permission) is adhered to.
- Under what conditions will you receive mailings and how do you opt- in and out of them.

Once you fully understand a privacy policy you can make an intelligent decision as to whether or not you want to give these people your information.

I know it seems like a lot of work, but remember you don't know who these people are and you don't know what they will do with your information. If you read the privacy policy, you can at least understand what they will do with it.

So now, go finish ordering new jewelry for your wife. That's important.

Richard Lowe Jr. is the webmaster of Internet Tips And Secrets. This website includes over 1,000 free articles to improve your internet profits, enjoyment and knowledge.

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Summer Fire Safety Opus

Kids To Improve Their Summer Fire Safety Know-How

When Canadians think of summer, they conjure up images of vacations and long-weekend getaways, camping, picnics, spending time with the kids and, of course, going to the cottage. It is a time when relaxing in the sun and having a good time are at the forefront of everyone's mind. However, according to the Canadian Association of Fire.

Chiefs (CAFC), studies have shown that summer, in particular, tends to be the most dangerous time of year for children, especially with respect to fire-related incidents. In fact, the number of children playing with fire increases dramatically during the summer. Even more frightening, children in North America are more likely than adults to die or be seriously injured in fires.

"Children are naturally curious about fire, and have more free time on their hands during the summer to find things around that house that can be potentially hazardous - like matches, lighters and cooking appliances," says Ken Kelly, president, CAFC. "Sadly, most don't understand the real dangers or consequences associated with fire. For this reason alone, it is extremely important that parents continue to teach their children about the dangers of fire."

In response to this, Duracell Canada and the CAFC are partnering to launch a unique, interactive program called the Duracell Fire Safety Drive. During the drive, Duracell and local firefighters will bring fire safety education events to numerous communities across Canada from June to September. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to participating retailers to learn more about the dangers of fire and how to adopt a new and improved fire safety and escape plan for their homes. In addition, consumers will be able to join Duracell Canada in its support of local firefighters by purchasing new Advanced Performance Duracell® CopperTop® batteries. During the campaign, for every pack of new Advanced Performance Duracell CopperTop batteries sold, available in stores on June 3, Duracell Canada will donate $0.25, up to $50,000 to firefighters' training and development across Canada.

"Fire safety has long been important to Duracell and we're proud to be a partner with the CAFC in this nationwide, community effort," says David Weeks, director of marketing, Duracell Products. "It is our hope that the Duracell Fire Safety Drive will remind children and parents alike that practicing fire safety is vital for families during the summer, as well as all year long."

During the Duracell Fire Safety Drive events at participating retailers, children and their parents will have the opportunity to meet local firefighters, tour a fire truck, participate in fire safety exercises and pick-up a free fire safety guide.

Please visit for event locations and dates across Canada.

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Right Adhesives Verse

Adhesives Provide 'Nail Power' Without the Nails

Homeowners are finding that adhesives are indispensable when it comes to do-it-yourself projects around the home. Adhesives add stability and strength to most projects and offer an easy way to make projects "stick."

In fact, professional contractors say using the right adhesives can prevent a lot of costly maintenance down the line. And, a degree isn't needed to select the right adhesive. All it takes is a quick trip to the local hardware store and a brief introduction to the adhesives aisle. Most adhesives are self-explanatory, and the packaging gives detailed directions on what kinds of materials the adhesive works with best.

The makers of Nail Power offer these tips for deciding which adhesives will meet your needs:

Once you get familiar with adhesives, you will find that there are adhesives for practically all jobs around the home, from basic home projects and repairs to heavy-duty construction needs, which can require a bond stronger than wood itself. Certain adhesives can also be used on wet or frozen lumber.

For those "strong as nails" projects like putting up drywall or paneling, there are adhesives engineered to eliminate nail pops and reduce nailing up to 50 percent.

A tub surround adhesive can provide quick adhesion to reduce extended and complicated bracing. Although it provides a strong bond, the solvent-free adhesive will not damage the plastic panels, and maintains resistance to water, heat and steam.

There is also a water-resistant adhesive specifically designed for vinyl and rubber cove bases. The adhesive prevents vinyl from curling, holding the material in place.

What about that mirror in the bedroom that's been leaning against the wall since you moved in? There is an easy-to-use mirror mastic adhesive that can permanently mount a mirror to wood, drywall or painted surfaces. Now, isn't it great to get the "full view" in the mirror?

There's not much Nail Power adhesives won't stick to. If you want to learn more about the kinds of adhesives that can help with your "stickiest" DIY home projects, visit

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Buying Guitars Ode

Tips on Buying Guitars

There are so many guitar models on the market today. So many types including electric, acoustic, acoustic electric, nylon string, and steel string guitars. How does one make a selection? Here are a few tips to help you choose one that meets your needs.

1. It depends on how much you can afford.

With such a wealth of guitars available, a working person shouldn't have a problem finding one that fits their budget. But this doesn't mean that you should settle for anything. As the old adage goes, you usually get what you pay for. Usually the more money you invest, the greater the returns. You're going to be spending a lot of time practicing so choose an instrument that you can enjoy. An instrument that you can look forward to playing.

2. What style of music will you be playing?

The style of music to be played should influence your choice of guitar. For instance if you plan on playing rock you should buy an electric guitar, since Rock music is better suited to be played on that type of guitar. If Jazz and blues is your thing you may prefer a semi-acoustic guitar from the start. An acoustic nylon string guitar may be better suited to classical music and smooth Jazz.

3. Child or adult.

Are you a parent looking to buy a guitar for your child? Consider buying a 1/2 size or 3/4 size guitar. Your child doesn't have the reach that an adult has, so these smaller guitars are better suited. Regular size guitars will be more difficult to play and can cause a lack of interest.

You may also want to look into buying an electric guitar for your child if you can afford it. They have a small neck and very light thin strings and are therefore easier to play. If money is an issue a second hand electric guitar may be the answer.

4. Wood type and its relation to tone.

Although there are no rules for choosing guitar woods, there is a guide that you can follow. Generally, darker woods produce a brighter tone while darker woods produces a deeper, richer tone. Medium tone wood like mahogany produce a very even smooth sound spectrum. You should compare various wood colors. The best thing to do is to listen to the tones that a guitar produces before deciding.

5. Pay attention to the guitar's features.

Your guitar must have certain important features. Don't simply focus on looks.

For example, your guitar should have die-cast machine heads (or tuning gears). With this feature, you will be able to tune your instrument more accurately and your guitar will stay in tune longer.

A solid top is also very important. A solid top usually consists of 2 solid matched pieces glued together side by side. This is of better quality than a laminated top where various woods are glued together on top of each other. With a solid top the guitar's tone will be more even and accurate and you can expect a sustaining vibration throughout the guitar's body.

6. Buy a guitar that feels good to you.

You're the one who will be playing that guitar. So you'd better buy one that feels comfortable to you, whether you're sitting or standing. For instance, if the strings are too far from the fretboard, playing will be difficult. An expensive guitar that is not comfortable is a waste. Spend time with the guitar before deciding.

7. The bottom line is sound.

If it sounds good, buy it. No two guitars can ever be the same. It's never about looks. It's about the sound that is generated through the use of the right type of wood and through superior craftsmanship.

You should be able to find a guitar easily online. You can order one that suits your needs today. Some of the best guitar prices can be found on the Internet. You even get free shipping to your door.

Mantius Cazaubon offers a buying guide to help you choose an electric guitar that meets your needs on his site Visit it for electric guitar lessons, tips, and reviews also.

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Leather Work Poem

Leather Work Tips

For leather work, consider the basics: an awl and spare point, a retractable X-acto knife and spare blades, a retractable knife with a break-off blade and a rotary punch. In addition, you’ll need needles, a lump of beeswax and some waxed linen thread.

As well, a pair of pliers to pull the needle through the leather is a must, and scissors you can use for cutting the leather. Then there are edge slickers and bevellers that are used to finish the edges, drive punches for bigger holes and thong cutters for making laces. A T-square, compass and yardstick are essential to ensure that your leather work is measured accurately.

If you’re just starting out with leather work, you might not want to spend a lot of money on tools. Once you’ve worked with the basic set and completed a few projects, you’ll have a better idea of what tools work best and what you use most. At that point, a little research and some comparative shopping can lead you to acquiring some better quality tools that will enhance your leather work.

Of course, even the most expensive tools won’t help if you haven’t taken the time to develop and perfect your craft. If you do your very best with what you have, it doesn’t matter if you can’t afford the most expensive awl or the latest knife. Quality will show anyway.

Tips and Tricks:
- Start with a basic tool set.
- Buy better quality tools once you’ve completed some projects and have a better idea of what will enhance the quality of your leather work.
- Study the various types of leather before starting.

Tooling Leather

There are many different types of leather available, some better than others, depending upon the project you have in mind. Vegetable-tanned leather, also called tooling leather, has been processed using vegetable dyes rather than chemicals. It’s usually flesh-colored and is excellent for a variety of projects, especially if the top is to be stamped or tooled. Because it has a relatively rigid structure, this type of leather is ideal for leather work items like book covers and belts.


Oil-tanned leather, also called latigo, unlike other leathers, has a waxy surface and is ideal for leather work projects where durability and flexibility are a must, such as for tack and saddles. Avoid using it though if you don’t want the finished product to have stretch and flexibility, such as in dog collars. Bear in mind also that it can’t be tooled or stamped.

Top Grain Leather

Top grain leather has one smooth side, called grain, which is the skin side, and a rough inner side, the flesh side. Either side can be used, rough or smooth.

Chrome-Tanned Leather

Chrome-tanned leather is dyed with modern chemicals such as chromium and comes in a variety of colors, is often white on one side, though the cut edges can be a different color than the facing. It’s relatively inexpensive, but not very breathable, and can’t be tooled or stamped because it’s too soft for leather work and it's waterproof

Weight of Leather

Leather thickness is given in ounces. The heavier the weight, the thicker the leather is. Calf or goat skin is generally 2 ounces or 1/32 inch thick. One ounce is 1/64th of an inch thick. On the other end of the scale, 8 ounce leather is usually 1/8 inch thick.

- Tooling leather is the best choice for most leather work projects.
- Latigo leather is great for durables like tack and saddles.
- Choose suede and garment leather when making clothing.
- The heavier the weight of leather, the thicker it is.
- When ordering leather through the mail, try some sample swatches first.
- Keep your leather soft and supple with the proper oil.

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High Definition Television Serenade

High Definition – When?

High definition will inevitably become a widespread if not universal television broadcast format. However, it’s not yet clear when that will happen. So it’s also not yet clear when high definition camcorders will be routinely required for acquisition for non-fiction programmes. With that in mind, this E-zine aims to give some background to high definition technology and the Sony high definition camcorders currently available.

High Definition TV – Formats and Camcorders

Before venturing into the world of high definition, it should be said that our UK-based clients primarily use Digital Betacam and DV Cam camcorders and we find minimal demand for HD Cam. Our American clients are using HD Cam more frequently than our British clients but Beta-SP remains the format they most commonly request.

Two High Definition TV Formats

To begin with, the future of high definition broadcasting is unclear. There are two HD formats being considered for transmission. One is 720p (720 horizontal lines or rows of pixels in the image) and the other is 1080i (1080 horizontal lines or rows of pixels in the image). The “p” stands for progressive scan and the “i” stands for interlaced scan but more on this later. Panasonic manufactures the camcorders that generate 720 horizontal lines and Sony manufactures the camcorders that generate 1080 horizontal lines. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has suggested for discussion using 720p for public service broadcasters but say that does not mean they favour 720p as the standard HD format for transmission. Trade magazines say BSkyB plans to broadcast both 720p and 1080i in a service that will begin sometime in 2006 although I was recently told 1080i may be the only format they use for transmission.

The Sony 1080-line system has one clear advantage over Panasonic’s 720-line system. Each image contains more than two million pixels (1920 vertical lines x 1080 horizontal lines) compared to 900,000 pixels (1280 vertical lines x 720 horizontal lines) in an image from a Panasonic high definition camcorder. This gives a superior picture. The advantage of the 720-line system is it takes less transmission bandwidth to broadcast.

Now to the difference between “interlaced” and “progressive” scan. These terms refer to the way television images are processed for transmission.

HDTV Interlaced Scan

Standard definition television broadcast signals are processed by television sets in an “interlaced scan” format. This means the screen first scans the odd numbered horizontal image lines, or rows of pixels, sequentially from top to bottom (1, 3, 5, etc). It then returns to the top and scans the even numbered lines (2, 4, 6, etc). In summary, the full picture from top to bottom is first made with half the information there and half of it missing. Then the missing information is filled in. In the PAL standard, each of these two processes takes 1/50th of a second so the entire process takes 1/25th of a second.

HDTV Progressive Scan

“Progressive” scan differs from interlaced scan in that the image is displayed on a screen by scanning each line (or row of pixels) in a sequential order rather than an alternate order, as is done with interlaced scan. In other words, in progressive scan, the image lines are scanned in numerical order (1,2,3) down the screen from top to bottom, instead of in an alternate order (lines or rows 1,3,5, etc... followed by lines or rows 2,4,6). By progressively scanning the image onto a screen every 25th of a second rather than "interlacing" alternate lines every 50th of a second, a smoother, more detailed, image can be produced on the screen that is perfectly suited for viewing fine details and is also less susceptible to interlace flicker.

The Sony range of camcorders offer both interlaced and progressive scan functions in a range of settings.

Procam Television and High Definition Camcorders

As a facilities company, we are moving into the HD Cam market – but cautiously. We have Sony models but have not purchased any Panasonic products. This is only in response to what our clients have requested most. Below is a summary of each model and what it offers from the lowest to the highest priced model.


This is one high definition camcorder we can recommend using immediately without exception. We purchased 15 of them in February of this year. It is an upgrade of the DSR-PD170P compact camcorder. The main reason for the unqualified recommendation is that the camera has a 16:9 chip so it shoots true wide screen images. It also delivers superior pictures.

HDTV: Sony HDW-730S High Definition camcorder

The 730S is geared towards mainstream television programming rather than film or high end television drama productions. It shoots using the interlaced function only and can be switched between 50i and 59.94i. Progressive scan is not possible with the 730S. But if you don’t need to use progressive scan and you’re shooting for television, this camcorder produces excellent images and it allows you to shoot HD Cam on close to a standard definition budget.

HDTV: Sony HDW-750P High Definition Camcorder

The HDW-750P offers the choice of shooting 25 frames per second in progressive scan mode (25P) to give your pictures a film look or of shooting 50 fields per second interlaced (50i) to conform to the PAL broadcasting standard. The camcorder has a 2.2 million-pixel FIT CCD, which is a step up from the IT CCD in the 730S, and Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP).

HDTV: Sony HDW-F900 Multi-format Cine Alta High Definition camcorder

This is the top of Sony’s high definition (1080 lines x 1920 pixels) camcorder range. The F900 offers the ability to shoot in any setting you might want. In progressive scan, it can shoot 23.98, 24, 25, 29.94 or 30 frames per second. In interlaced, it can shoot 50, 59.94 or 60Hz. This means you can shoot for any standard anywhere in the world. If you are shooting for cinema release, the F900 is the only Sony camcorder that can shoot 24P (24 frames per second film standard).

HDTV: Panasonic AJ-HDC27

The Panasonic range includes the AJ-HDC27 VariCam. This is a DVCPRO HD camcorder that offers variable frame rates which can be set from 4-fps to 60-fps in single frame increments at the touch of a button. The question we have about Panasonic high definition camcorders is does going from the 625 lines offered by current PAL standard definition cameras to the 720 lines offered by Panasonic’s high definition format really merit the investment required in acquisition and post production equipment? It’s something to consider.

Thank you for reading this and please visit our web site to find out how we can meet you HDTV production kit and crewing needs.

Cal Barton began working in television for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver in 1982. His background includes directing coverage of major international news stories, directing documentaries and directing and vision mixing for multi-camera shoots.

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