Hillary Clinton: Rock Star

November 28th, 2014 No comments

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For her entire political career Hillary Clinton has received kid glove treatment by the press. From her time at Rose Law when she made $ 100,000 in a matter of a few days by investing in cattle futures to her tumultuous marriage to Bill Clinton (and her rumored affairs as well as his) to her campaign for Senate when the hapless Rick Lazio was accused of being mean to a girl in one of their debates up to her recent abject failure as Secretary of State, Clinton has been bullet proof.

Now that she is approaching the 2016 nomination as a coronation (much the same strategy she pursued in 2008) there are forces within the Democrat party which aren’t all that happy. An email exchange between Clinton’s staff and UCLA negotiating a speaking engagement paint her as a grasping, self-centered one-percenter. That this email is the subject of a story in the Washington Post shows that someone has fired a warning shot over Clinton’s more than ample bow to warn her that a primary run will be ugly.

How much does she make?

When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $ 300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?

The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $ 300,000 is the “special university rate.”

What does she demand?

We’ve all read the contract riders that detail the peculiar demands of rock stars, Hillary isn’t quite as extravagant but for someone giving lectures on the virtues of capacious pantsuits and why cankles are the next big thing they show the sense of entitlement we’ve come to expect from the Grifters from Arkansas.

a case of still water, room temperature, to be deposited stage right. They also asked that “a carafe of warm/hot water, coffee cup and saucer, pitcher of room temperature water, water glass, and lemon wed­ges” be situated both on a table on stage as well as in another room where Clinton would stand for photos with VIPs…For the green room, Clinton’s representatives requested: “Coffee, tea, room temp sparkling and still water, diet ginger ale, crudité, hummus and sliced fruit.” They also asked for a computer, mouse and printer, as well as a scanner, which the university had to purchase for the occasion…the style and color of the executive armchairs…he kind of pillows to be situated on each chair… the chairs be outfitted with two long, rectangular pillows — and that two cushions be kept backstage in case the chair was too deep and she needed additional back support… lavalier [microphone] and will both speak from the audience and walk around stage, TED talk style. We need a teleprompter and 2-3 downstage scrolling monitors [for] her to read from…Clinton’s team rejected the podium planned for her use during her 20- to 30-minute speech, setting off a scramble on campus to find a suitable podium and rent a new university seal to match.

How does she control the image and message?

By contract, Clinton’s approval was needed for any promotional materials. Clinton gave permission for the university to record the event, but “for archival purposes only.” For public distribution, Clinton’s speaking agency approved only a two-minute highlight video to upload to YouTube. “Please make sure it is available only for one (1) year from the date of posting,”

How much does Bill Clinton get?

In 2012, former president Bill Clinton delivered the inaugural Luskin lecture at UCLA for $ 250,000. Upon learning that Hillary Clinton’s fee would be $ 300,000, Guy Wheatley, a UCLA development official, wrote in an e-mail: “Wow! She get’s $ 50K more than hubby!”

Read the article. It will give you insights into Clinton’s view of her own self importance and the unimportance of others. You can bet if she runs we’ll see much more like this.

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Klondike: The Lost Expedition Updated for Thanksgiving

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KlondikeVizor Interactive has launched a new Thanksgiving content update in Klondike: The Lost Expedition on Facebook. The game now includes a (temporary) Wild Garden location, and challenges players to fill a Cornucopia with “fruits of Autumn,” which are harvested from the trees in this land. This Cornucopia is a special Thanksgiving building for players’ villages, which can be upgraded depending on the amount of fruit players collect.

During this event, players can travel to the Wild Garden location using a Kerosene Lamp, which can be created in the Barn using Wire and Strawberries. A timer begins as players make their first visit to the area, giving them 14 days to clear the entire area. To be clear, this means that players may have access to the Wild Garden at different times on the calendar, but all players will only have 14 days in total to explore the area. The last day players can make their first trip to the Wild Garden (and thus trigger the 14 day timer) is December 14.

If players can clear the entire Wild Garden, they receive an in-game achievement and a special reward. While the garden is filled with secondary items like stones and bushes, players are ultimately searching for the 105 apple and pear trees scattered throughout the land.

As players collect pears and apples, they can use these inside the Cornucopia to receive gifts. The more they collect, the better the gifts they receive. The Cornucopia is available to purchase in the market for 250,000 coins, and has multiple construction stages, relating to the number of fruits within it (10, 50, 100, and 200 “fruits of Autumn” each).

Klondike: The Lost Expedition is available to play for free on Facebook. The game sees players building a life for themselves on the wild frontier by raising animals, constructing buildings, clearing debris and traveling to new locations to find resources.


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The Sorcerer and The White Snake

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The Sorcerer and The White Snake

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Jet Li stars as a sorcerer monk in this epic special effects fantasy film based on a Chinese legend. The story centers around a man who falls in love with a thousand-year-old white snake disguised as a woman. Discovering the white snake's true identity, the sorcerer goes to battle believing that in so doing, he is restoring balance and order between man and the supernatural.

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Weekly Address: Happy Thanksgiving from the Obama Family

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President Obama Tapes the Thanksgiving Weekly Address

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

November 26, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

In this week's address, the President wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving and reflected on the history of our country and its celebration of diversity. He gave thanks for the many Americans who sacrifice every day, from volunteer workers who serve their communities, to men and women in uniform who serve us all.

On Thanksgiving, a holiday that is uniquely American, he reminded us to focus on what unites — our commitment to American ideals like justice and equality and our gratitude and love for our country.

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Something Weird Is Going On at Sony, Naughty Dog – Game Scoop!

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Two key people have departed the Uncharted 4 team, and Sony is seeing numerous other layoffs and departures. What’s going on? This conversation originally ap…
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Scott Stapp — Placed on Psych Hold … Fears ISIS Attack Against His Kid

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Creed frontman Scott Stapp was placed on a psych hold after cops say he had drug-fueled paranoid delusions he’s a marked man, and his wife says he hears voices and worries his kid will get attacked by ISIS.TMZ has obtained a Madison County…

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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Magnetic Characters

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Fun at home, fun when travelling: use imagination to arrange and re-arrange construction site favorites—Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator and more on four different background scenes with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Magnetic Character sets from Mudpuppy. This colorful magnetic set is based on the bestselling children's picture with a rhyming text by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld.

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Use Hiveage For Client Invoicing

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Are you a freelancer? Do you own a small business? If yes then you need a good invoicing software.

With so much competition around you need to be professional in all aspects of your work in order to survive.

You need a good self hosted website, a good theme, a professional email address and domain name, etc. Similarly your invoice needs to conform to some professional standards.

In 2006 a bunch of people set out to create an online invoicing solution for small businesses. That solution known as CurdBee is today used by thousands of freelancers and small business owners from more than 140 countries.

Hiveage is the spiritual successor of CurdBee. Hiveage is re-imagined and re-developed from scratch. It does everything faster and better.

Below I discuss some of the important features of Hiveage.

  • Simple and intuitive user interface

The creators of Hiveage understand that your business is your first priority. You can’t spend hours after hours creating invoices and sending to clients.

Thus they have designed their software in such a way that it is intuitive and very easy to understand. There is no long or complicated learning curve.

Go and register and spend some time on the dashboard and you will soon get the knack of it.

They also supplement their design with lots of graphs and charts making it even easier for you to use the software and read the data.

The image below shows what I mean. It is a screenshot of one page of the dashboard.

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These are merely example graphics and do not reflect my real bills but they convey what I am talking about. As you can see the way the data is presented in different colors and formats, this makes it very easy for the user to use the software.

  • Pay only for what you need

Do you need to watch Discovery Channel? Yes? Okay.

But do you need Cartoon Network? If you are busy with your business then perhaps not.

How nice it would be if your cable operator would allow you to choose the individual channels you really want and charge the bills accordingly?

Hiveage lets you do that.

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As the screenshot above shows Hiveage lets you choose out of many different options. The price for each feature is also displayed beneath each option.

All these features are quite useful and see which ones suit you the best.

For example the feature named Recurring Billing will let you send out bills automatically. If you have some clients whom you charge a fixed amount every month then this feature will help you automate that process. Recurring Billing will automatically send out invoices to different clients as per your setup instructions.

If your client insists he will send payment only through Authorize then you can activate the feature named Authorize.Net and start using that merchant account.

Thus unlike other invoicing software which thrust their plans on you, Hiveage allows you to create your own plan.

  • Localization with many languages

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Hiveage is currently available in 18 languages and the developers are working to include more languages soon.

At present this feature only supports invoices, estimates and receipts and you cannot translate the user interface or in-app messages yet.

The client can see the translated statement when he will click on the link to the invoice which appears in the notification email.

The primary language is automatically applied to all new connections by default, and you can change this to any of the enabled languages when adding or editing a connection.

For example, if you use English primarily but would like to send an invoice in French to a particular client, you can enable French from your Localization section, and then select Spanish as the language for this client from their business profile in the Network section.

  • Grab the deal on Dec 1

On Dec 1, 2014 Hiveage is coming up with a huge discount deal.

Hiveage Big 5 is a plan which allows five different users to use the software with every feature included. They typically charge $ 299.95 per year for this plan however on Dec 1 they will allow you to purchase it for $ 199.95 per year.

Additionally they will honor this commitment forever, no matter how much their pricing changes in the future.

Please note that this deal works on a first come first serve basis. And there are only 100 slots available. So you will have to be quick to avail this opportunity.

You may want to register on the site by submitting your email address so that you will be alerted as soon as the deal goes live.

 

So go and take a look at the website. It is worth checking out. I hope you won’t be disappointed.

Drop in a comment below telling me your thoughts about Hiveage.

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Psy – Gentleman Spiderman (SA Wardega)

November 28th, 2014 25 comments

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