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Just an .xyz Meme for the Domaining Community...

“For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” – Bo Bennett ________________________ To my readers who are not domainers, this meme will be a head scratcher. But in case you are curious, check out a discussion about the new .xyz domain extension on , a domaining community.  

J.Domains -- Why I Registered a .Domains Domain Name...

J.Domains -- J Domains _____________ Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. – Albert Einstein _____________________ Many of my fellow domainers have stated emphatically that they would not be registering .domains, that it was too industry related. I totally agree; this gTLD is very narrow in its scope and will not enjoy massive registration numbers. That is fairly certain, though I do believe that a significant number of domainers will change their minds and register some .domains related to their businesses, especially when general availability (GA) opens on March 12, 2014. These are not reseller names, except, perhaps, to other domainers, a relatively small community, one that tends to be parsimonious (this writer included). However, I don’t intend to sell J.Domains – I doubt if I could recoup my original investment in it (low $$$, renewal fee, h

John F. Kennedy’s Assassination: Where Were You on November 22, 1963? My Story

Artist: Aaron Shikler (1970) Posthumous Official Portrait of John F. Kennedy Wikipedia ________________ Anyone who was alive and at an age of awareness 50 years ago today remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing on that terrible day. These memories are etched deeply in our minds and our hearts, after all these years, still breaking. As I watch the grainy TV footage, I am reminded of what we lost that day – much more than our beloved President. But we couldn’t know that then. I was 13, an especially vulnerable age. Too old to be unaware, too young to process this tragedy on a sophisticated level. In many ways, my grief is still stuck at this level, the child grasping for an explanation – anything to make everything better. But there were no and are no adequate words to smooth over the crushing grief that blanketed me – and most of us – that day. I loved President Kennedy. In my mind, he represented the young father I never had and Jackie the mother wh

Junk Phone Calls From Charities – What Makes You Think I Want to Donate After You Have Royally Pissed Me Off?

National Do Not Call Registry _________ It happens again today. I’m sound asleep, and my land line phone rings. A woman from a major charity (so she says) starts in with a scripted appeal for a donation for her “good cause.” I don’t know about you, but (1) I despise these calls because (2) I don’t trust them, (3) and they’re intrusive and annoying. They always seem to come at the wrong time. Groggy and upset at being awakened, I ask to be removed from her calling list, but she keeps saying that if I donate just this one time , she’ll make sure that my name is removed. Yeah, right. I can’t seem to make her understand that I don’t want to donate over the phone; I simply don’t trust her or her motives. Furthermore, I have no wish to continue this conversation. We get into a bit of a snarkfest as I try to tell her (nicely) to get lost. She doesn’t hear a word I’m saying as she robotically attempts getting back on her script. While she’s still talking (yak, yak

Jenny Craig's Weight Maintenance Program: Success or Failure?

When I try to get work in the US all they say is that I need to lose weight--but I bet they never said that to Mae West. --Charlotte Church When Consumer Reports rated the best diet programs, the editors rated Jenny Craig the top program, basing their findings on a study funded, in part, by no other than Jenny Craig. Consumer Reports made a lame attempt to use this small study (in which the participants were given, for two years of free Jenny Craig food and waived program fees) to prove that, overall, Jenny Craig members kept the weight off the longest. Well, duh... But now I would like to cut through the BS and see how well Jenny Craig (and, eventually, other programs) really works in the weight maintenance department. We all know that weight loss programs, even dangerous ones (which Jenny Craig is not), work for taking weight off. For example, I could go on a fasting diet for a week and lose a significant amount of weight, although it's not likely I'll keep the

Judge Judy in the Kitchen (A Dream)

I eat morons like you for breakfast. You're gonna be crying before this is over. -- Judge Judy I have the world's strangest dreams. What's more, after I scratch my head and say, "What the hey?" I often find important messages within them. You see, I believe that our dreams are simply extensions of our daytime thought processes and just tumble out in our subconscious minds as these strange scenarios and allegories, seemingly apropos of nothing. The other night, my dream involved Judge Judy. Now, I don't watch Judge Judy; she's a bit too mean for my taste, often not giving her defendants and plaintiffs much benefit of the doubt. It seems as though she has already pre-decided her rulings based on the case files, not the people before her. I squirm when she browbeats people in her courtroom; I watch TV or movies to be entertained and/or informed, not to watch other people being demeaned, even the obvious lowlifes. Yet Judge Judy was the star o

President Barack Obama: "Justice Has Been Done"

Justice will be done. --George W. Bush, September 20, 2001 Justice has been done. --Barack Obama, May 1, 2011 Barack Obama's May 1, 2011, announcement regarding the death of Osama bin Laden is reposted as follows: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children. It was nearly 10 years ago that a bright September day was darkened by the worst attack on the American people in our history. The images of 9/11 are seared into our national memory -- hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citizens saved even more heartbreak and destruction. And yet we know that the worst

Thought for the Day--April 7, 2011: Just for a Week...

Last week, I was at a 4-day conference in St. Petersburg. Except for Thursday (torrential rain and tornadoes), the weather was lovely: perfect postcard blue skies, low humidity, and just-right temperatures. I had a good time, probably too much fun with the Key Lime Pie and an extra-large plate of Chicken Pad Thai, which I polished off. And then there were the accidental French Fries, which arrived instead of the salad I ordered. My mistake: not sending the fries back right away. I ate about half of them. That episode triggered a mini-binge later that night. It seems that whenever I eat too many simple carbohydrates, it kicks up that ugly hunger beast... And, of course, then I feel physically lousy and guilty. So this week, I have decided to NOT use my extra PointsPlus, not to punish myself, but to reset my hunger index, somewhat out of whack, back to where it was a week ago. I am NOT starving myself--that never works for me. Instead, I am concentrating on eating whole foods (Power Foo

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