Saturday, June 25, 2011
If you've ever heard of blog and ping then you might have uncovered one of the secrets why blogs are loved by Google. If a blog is well established, then if you make a post, the rss and atom feeds go to work notifying the search engines that there is fresh content on this new post. Sometimes the new content will be indexed by Google in a matter of minutes. The Googlebot will visit your new post and scan your content, then make a cache page for the index; therefore making your new post appear in the search engines. Otherwise, your new post is like a tree falling in the forest with no one around to hear the sound.
The RSS (really simple syndication) ping system is built in to the WordPress blog system by default. It notifies Ping-o-Matic which in turn notifies up to over 20 ping services.
The Atom feed has to be turned on in the WordPress Dashboard before it will start working. You can sign in to your Dashboard (WordPress admin or back office), then look in the left margin for the heading: 'Setting', then click on it to open several other options under it. You must click on the 'Writing' link. Scroll down near the bottom of that page untill you see the 'Enable the Atom Publishing Protocol' option. Put a check mark in the box next to it and then make sure you click the save button to finalize your choice.
You can also get the automatic pinging script here: http://www.glenwoodfin.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Auto-Pinger-Script-for-Firefox-Browser-Bookmarklet.txt as a txt file.
If you click on the title to any of my blog posts, you'll go to what is called the 'Permalink' page. On those post pages, I have enabled over 15 different feeds. I'm a feed freak with the philosophy that the more feeds, the better.
I've enabled at least 5 feeds on static pages like the home page and the bio page.
I never met a feed I didn't like.
By the way, I'm promoting a friend's site on how to get back pain relief. The press release shown in the video is found here: lower back pain relief.
The actual YouTube video at the top of this post is found here: Auto Pinger script.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Agenda 21 is the United Nations plan to rule the world through subtle techniques that sound good, but end up destroying all the major principles the United States was founded on. They want to take over all areas of American freedom to be dictated from the UN:
-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
-Energy and Housing
-Resources and recycling
-Transportation, Sustainable Economic Development
Those rolling out the program said that they must create warm and fuzzy terms to desribe the scheme so the populations will accept the change as a frog in a pot of warm water before he is cooked to death.
American's are loving the plan and are drunk with "going green" and are too stupid to realize that the end game is to destroy the bill of rights of the individual which is the cornerstone of America.
When you hear these words, you'll immediately know you are being scammed:
-green + (any word)
-sustainable living, development, growth, farms, energy, etc.
Bill Clinton embraced the plan and now Obama is in love with it. President Obama's E.O. 13575 is designed to begin taking control over almost all aspects of the lives of 16% of the American people. Why didn't we notice it? -Weinergate (Ministry of Truth's job is to sensationalize picayune stories to distract the American public from real serious issues). -In the middle of the Anthony Weiner scandal, as the press and most of the American people were distracted, President Obama created something called "The White House Rural Council" (WHRC).
This is why Obama gave the finger to Congress and America and went to war with Libya. Obama wants the UN to be the seat of the world government. He said it was for humanitarian reasons while to stop the killing of innocents so that we could slaughter them instead.
Look at the list of members of the Council. Notice how none of them know anything about rural America. That's because like Obama said right before he took office, "We are 5 days away from fundementally transforming America." Obama is commited to ending the sovereignty of the United States.
The White House Rural Council
(1) the Department of the Treasury; Timothy Geithner
(2) the Department of Defense; Robert Gates
(3) the Department of Justice; Eric Holder
(4) the Department of the Interior; Ken Salazar
(5) the Department of Commerce; Gary Locke
(6) the Department of Labor; Hilda Solis
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services; Kathleen Sebelius
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Shaun Donovan
(9) the Department of Transportation; Ray LaHood
(10) the Department of Energy; Dr. Steven Chu
(11) the Department of Education; Arne Duncan
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs; Eric Shinseki
(13) the Department of Homeland Security; Janet Napolitano
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency; Lisa Jackson
(15) the Federal Communications Commission; Michael Copps
(16) the Office of Management and Budget; Peter Orszag
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; John Holdren
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; R. Gil Kerlikowske
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers; Austan Goolsbee
(20) the Domestic Policy Council; Melody Barnes (former VP at Center for American Progress)
(21) the National Economic Council; Gene B. Sperling
(22) the Small Business Administration; Karen Mills
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality; Nancy Sutley
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs; Valerie Jarrett
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate. Chris Lu (or virtually anyone to be designated by the 24 people named above)
Carbon Taxes are not to save the environment, they are designed to create a global taxation of all citizens to create a party fund for the elites at the UN, IMF and World Bank.
If you think this is a partisan post, think again, both Bush's were on board for the New World Order via the United Nations.
Maryland's Governor Martin O'Malley is now requiring the U.N. brainwashing training for all high school students in order to graduate. He is forcing all students to have environmental literacy training
to create good little voters to prepare our youth to willingly send environmental taxes to the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank. He is a good little schill for the New World Order.
If you are not aware of it, the U.N. controls the Teacher's Union and nearly all curriculum: http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=189413.
To me, he's either naive, an idiot, or corrupt. My personal opinion is that he has been bought off by a lobbyist. I believe it's a quid pro quo. Like Obama, I think O'Malley would do anything the United Nations asked him to do.
And it's no suprise that Ted Turner is on board with the fleecing of America with his climate change BS. He's fully commited to the United Nations: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ted-turner-climate-change-most-serious-m
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A friend of mine, Andrew Ramirez, was diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease
consisting of arthritis and a bulging disk. The pain became so
distracting that he made it his quest to get back pain relief.
While on a bicycle trek in Mexico, Andrew stopped and one of his
fellow riders noticed that he was rubbing his legs because a numbness
had set in due to a pinched sciatic nerve. The gentleman explained
exactly what to do to alleviate the discomfort. Within a few minutes
of following the gentleman's direction, he had dramatic lower back
Andrew Ramirez says, "Within 20 minutes or so, he took my pain
threshold and numbness from about a 9 (10 being the worst, 1 being the
best) to about a 4."The success from these simple techniques, Andrew went on a quest to
cure back pain and teamed up with physical therapist, Martin
Schneckenberger, to create a complete course on how to eliminate back
pain. Their course is soon to be released and you can start learning
their strategies at http://www.stopsbackpainnow.com/.
Back Pain Relief
Friday, June 10, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I have always been mesmerized by the hypnotic rhythm and lyrics of this poem turned song. The wisdom rings true.
The Wikipedia says, "Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen are the common names of an essay titled "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune as a column in 1997, but often erroneously attributed to a commencement speech by author Kurt Vonnegut. Both its subject and tone are similar to the 1927 poem "Desiderata". The most popular and well-known form of the essay is the successful music single "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)", released in 1998, by Baz Luhrmann.
Mary Schmich's "Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young" was published in the Chicago Tribune as a column on June 1, 1997. In her introduction to the column, she described it as the commencement speech she would give if she were asked to give one.
The column soon became the subject of an urban legend, in which it was alleged to be an MIT commencement speech given by author Kurt Vonnegut in that same year (in truth, MIT's commencement speaker that year was Kofi Annan). Despite a follow-up article by Schmich on August 3, 1997, in which she referred to the "lawless swamp of cyberspace" that had made her and Kurt Vonnegut "one." by 1999 the falsely attributed story was widespread."
Lyrics to: Everybody's Free (to Wear Sunscreen)
Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99...if I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience…I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not
understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded.
But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and
recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before
you and how fabulous you really looked….You’re not as fat as you
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as
effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing
bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm
on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Floss Don’t waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes
you’re behind…the race is long, and in the end, it’s only with
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you
succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your
life…the most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they
wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year
olds I know still don’t.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t, maybe you’ll have children, maybe
you won’t, maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky
chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either – your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s.
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever
Dance...even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for
good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you
should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and
lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you
knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you’ll fantasize
that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were
noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders.
Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund,
maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one
might run out.
Don’t mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're 40, it will
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who
supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of
fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the
ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth. But trust me on the sunscreen…
Another poem has a similar feel from nearly 100 years ago: D
Desiderata (Latin meaning: desired things)
The Wikipedia states: "Some time around the year 1959, Reverend Frederick Kates, rector of Saint Paul's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, included Disiderata in a compilation of devotional materials for his congregation. The compilation included the church's foundation date: "Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore A.D. 1692." The date of the text's authorship is widely mistaken as 1692, the year of the church's foundation.
When Adlai Stevenson died in 1965, a guest in his home found the Desiderata near his bedside and discovered that Stevenson had planned to use it in his Christmas cards. Subsequently, the poem became widely known as having been found at Saint Paul's Church of Baltimore – but confusing the date of the church's foundation as the date of the text's authorship.
The text was widely distributed in poster form and in late 1971 and early 1972, Les Crane's spoken-word recording of Desiderata peaked at #8 on the Billboard chart and #6 on the UK Melody Maker's chart. The makers of the record assumed that the poem was too old to be in copyright, but the publicity surrounding the record led to clarification of Ehrmann's authorship and his family eventually receiving royalties."
Words to: Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Lastly is a poem I first heard in grade school from the famous author, Rudyard Kipling: "If -"
The Wikipedia says: ""If—" is a poem written in 1895 by British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in the "Brother Square Toes" chapter of Rewards and Fairies, Kipling's 1910 collection of short stories and poems.
Like William Ernest Henley's "Invictus", it is a memorable evocation of Victorian stoicism and the "stiff upper lip" that popular culture has made into a traditional British virtue. Its status is confirmed both by the number of parodies it has inspired, and by the widespread popularity it still enjoys amongst Britons. It is often voted Britain's favourite poem.
The poem's line, "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same" is written on the wall of the Centre Court players' entrance at the British tennis tournament, Wimbledon, and the entire poem was read in a promotional video for the Wimbledon 2008 gentleman's final by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal."
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Thursday, June 2, 2011
We had about 5 snow storms here in South Carolina this year compared to our usual one or two. While walking up to a local restaurant in Spartanburg, SC to enjoy some Thai food at the Bangkok restaurant, I noticed a new fly fishing shop. I did a u-turn and walked into their new shop. The two owners greeted me with an enthusiasm for fly fishing.
Years ago, I saw the movie, 'A River Runs Through It' and like millions, I was enchanted by the scene where the father and his two sons went to to the river fly fishing for trout. I've got to tell you that I love to order trout when I go out to eat and that combined with the poetry of the fishing lines dancing in the sunlight in this movie clip, they had me at hello.
I bought wading pants and special boots with thick felt soles to walk on slippery rocks in the rivers of North Carolina. When Spring hit, I went back in the specialty fishing shoppe and ordered a fly fishing rod that can be broken down into four pieces for portability. I imagined taking my motorcycle up to an NC mountain stream or river and whipping out my new equiptment while giving my spirit a bit of beauty and peace and returning home with a fresh catch that I savor.
I salute all those that have a passion for fly fishing.
Fly fishing anyone?