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  1. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    18/11/2016
    Human brutality has no limits. Very sad :(
    Hooligans: Nancy + Strasbourg 24 vs.19 Feyenoord 12.11.2016.
    Hooligans: Nancy + Strasbourg 24 vs.19 Feyenoord 12.11.2016. Like us on facebook "Hooligans TV" https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hooligans-TV/125837880930280?ref=hl Nancy + Strasbourg (in white)...
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  2. Jason Attar

    Jason Attar

    10/07/2016
    Ha! Our future bloggers... ...my kids seem to find creating videos on YouTube as well as blogging about kids stuff to be satisfying. How they've made their Dad proud!
    Surprised Bag\1 Special gust\So Much FUN
    Surprised Bag\1 Special gust\So Much FUN
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    Jason Attar
    10/07/2016 #2 Jason Attar
    #1 Thank you @mohammed khalaf, that is most kind of you to say and greatly appreciated. God forever blesses those who praise others in his name.
    mohammed khalaf
    10/07/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    may God are grant healthy and eucrasy
  3. ProducerJason Attar

    Jason Attar

    08/07/2016
    Terrorist(s), Please consider this the next time you have little man syndrome.
    Terrorist(s), Please consider this the next time you have little man syndrome.As I read the news of another bombing, mass shooting, or hear of another suicide bomber; I do not think “WOW, this is a cause I should look into!” Instead I think, how stupid was that? Acts of violence are simply carried out because...
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    Jason Attar
    09/07/2016 #2 Jason Attar
    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!

    by Rudyard Kipling
    Jim Murray
    08/07/2016 #1 Jim Murray
    You had me at "Acts of violence are simply carried out because of selfishness, greed, stupidity, and ignorance" . That is the second time today I have heard that from people who have obviously thought it through. The only problem I see is that if someone in does posses all those qualities, are they even capable of hearing the message? I hope they are.
  4. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    19/06/2016
    So Your Novel Isn't Selling ? Could I Be So Bold As To Suggest A Decent Book Burning?
    So Your Novel Isn't Selling ? Could I Be So Bold As To Suggest A Decent Book Burning?These days I find myself with more and more time on my hands and I use this time productively to do what I do best, procrastinate. This very morning I was trawling through that ultimate treasure trove of procrastination, You Tube, when I came...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/10/2016 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    To give procrastination its due, the thief of time is you, dear Paul! ;) Here's a strange thing though. My daughter loved reading books until I got her a kindle on her own wish. She was into mostly her teen stuff, but the Kindle and her phone kind of messed with her eyes a bit and now I see her most times on phone chats, short and sweet and of course...endless! :) And all those promised free downloads on Kindle were an illusion as she could hardly find anything she could connect it with. Someone sure is making a lotta money but it aint the authors... or the readers ;) Don't wanna delve. Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of the Scimitar...
    Paul Walters
    03/09/2016 #17 Paul Walters
    #14 Heres hoping Doc @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Dale Masters
    02/07/2016 #16 Dale Masters
    #14 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I already have.
    Paul Walters
    02/07/2016 #15 Paul Walters
    #14 Indeed they shall doctor!!!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    WoW. I felt like I was playing racquetball so wondrously! At first, I thought you were telling us to literally stop trying to sell our "failed" books that just haven't 'been seen with marketing, SEO, content hacking mini-blogs, backlinks, multiple social media sites, spiders of wavelengths spreading their invisible fingers to tap unsuspecting readers on their shoulders. I was actually relieved when the happy news was that I didn't have to withdraw my book from the market, and that all the young, healthy teens went for their games instead of their books!

    So I don't actually have have have to burn my own book! (did I already say that?) My immense dread-turned-to-satiety was almost too much to bear witness to the loss of the bookstore not not not being burned down, but isn't that the "selfie" thing again? Instant gratification by video games to shoot people and drag them out...for surely, these looters just didn't have any clout of good taste for fine wine! Yes, the written scrolls were so preciously guarded, and now we have to be sure no books are discarded. Because just as a rose, each book has its beauty and why! we can't leave them just there there there as if rusting away was their only duty. So I'll keep my books on the shelf, and.... Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damn what anyone thinks. Somewhere, sometime, someone will benefit from what I have writ.
    Randy Keho
    01/07/2016 #13 Randy Keho
    You got me thinking about the future of librarians with the impending demise of traditional books. @Paul Walters Forecasters predict they will face strong competition for jobs over the next decade due to limited prospects, but the situation should improve as older library workers retire. However, like everyone else, they must learn to adapt to rapidly changing technology. Employment is expected to grow 2 percent over that time period. The average for all occupations is 7 percent. They expect patrons to need help sorting through the growing amount of digital information. I guess authors will need to get to know their librarians and make sure their site is optimized.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/07/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #11 Yup, and we can either embrace the change or get buried by it. I haven't bought a real book in over two years, but I carry 117 on my phone, laptop, and tablet. That's not a total. They are all available to me on all those devices. Let's look at it from a strict business perspective (and I may be talking out of my ass since I haven't tested yet as I said). Assuming a sale price of $10 per paperback, how much royalty gets to the author, 5%? 8%? Let's be far too generous and say 14%! That makes $1.40. Now, let's chop the sale price to $4 for the book's Kindle version. That's 70% of $4, or $2.80. That's equivalent to 28% on the paperback. Worth looking into. It doesn't stop there. Add in the fact that pages in an eBook can be anything. They are basically live web pages. "Anything" includes ads for other cooperating authors' books, related affiliate programs, unrelated affiliate programs, your favorite bong manufacturer, anything at all. Anyone who clicks and buys makes you money. Cross-promotion multiplies effort. Promotion becomes cyclical and self-replicating. At least, that's my theory until tests prove or disprove it.
    Paul Walters
    01/07/2016 #11 Paul Walters
    #10 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I think really what we need is more readers and less writers !!! When I published my first book I was selling 9 ' hard copies via bookstores to 1 download. That trend is now completely reversed to 9 to 1 in the other direction. Also only independent book stores have a future with the chains carrying more debt than books !
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/07/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Print-on-demand and eBooks combine to be a two-edged sword, and both edges are razor-sharp. On one hand, they may well disrupt the book publishing/promotion industry to near extinction. On the other, they provide a more direct path between author and reader. They also offer far more royalty dollars per sale to the author.

    I'll be honest and admit I haven't cracked the da Vinci code of this mess (yet?). I'm pretty good at figuring stuff out, but this is by far the most complicated thing I ever attempted. I've been at it for eight months now and still haven't started testing theories. Still, there's a huge market, a huge production environment and both are held together by a huge distribution network. Everything is in place. There MUST be an optimum path to take advantage of it. (I hope)
    Phillip Hubbell
    01/07/2016 #9 Phillip Hubbell
    There is fear that the new technology of "print on demand" could damage the printer industry.
    Ken Boddie
    20/06/2016 #8 Ken Boddie
    Just a thought, @Paul Walters, perhaps the pyromaniacs could start with "Fools Guide to Looting", then work their way up to "How to Win Novelists and Influence People" and then "Pyrotechnics and Prejudice"? 🤔
    Paul Walters
    20/06/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    #6 touche!
    Frank Bellerby
    20/06/2016 #6 Frank Bellerby
    At least us smug readers can be secure in the knowledge that these neanderthal i phone toting idiots can't spell to save themselves. Oh hang on what is that you say? Spell check. And what else are you shouting? Grammar correction. Shit.
    Paul Walters
    19/06/2016 #5 Paul Walters
    Thanks for stopping by Paul. Honey?
    Paul Kemner
    19/06/2016 #4 Paul Kemner
    I just saw this reminder about how the "Satanic Panic" of the 80's pushed the sales of the Dungeons & Dragons books through the roof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hey2YUx2aI4
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    This is great. Reminds me of when my father couldn't for the life of him sell his house in Belfast. He was hoping for a bomb or something to collect the insurance at least. As it turns out, the IRA did bomb the pub on the left and the restaurant on the right, but the house in the middle, fit as a fiddle. I say bring back Borders, that heavenly sanctum, so we can through a brick in the window and save @Paul Walters.
    Aleta Curry
    19/06/2016 #1 Aleta Curry
    Maybe we could stage a riot with pillaging? Hilarious stuff, @Paul Walters!
  5. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    02/07/2016
    1st July dawn vigil at my school to commemorate 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme. Dean Owen
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    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I love that the buildings "ooze mischief" from you. Is that due to childhood boys running down the halls? Because that's the vision I see, and it causes me to smile, knowing that those in the grave are smiling at this mischief, too!
    Dean Owen
    02/07/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    #1 Beautifully said @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. To me those old buildings ooze mischief. Fond memories.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    How honorable and picturesque...perhaps it is just my glasses, but I see tattered windows turned to their sides, some trying to see, and some crying to hide. The straight-backed soldiers with hats on their head reminds us of all those eyes filled with dread. But the glory outshines the story as all stand and wait for the silence to remember the ending, life's fate.
  6. Producerdebasish majumder
    FALLACY OF PRAISE!
    FALLACY OF PRAISE!Please, stop making eulogy It is sheer a confusing euphony Making a script relevant With adequate ambivalent What is the point to butter other? This is not our periphery utter Just to be noticed We are craving to be...
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    INDU RANI SINGH
    02/07/2016 #8 INDU RANI SINGH
    Nice thoughts
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Oh! I'm a NewBee, so thanks for validating Debashish's daring prose...now if I could only get him to Follow me!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 I had to read it twice, just for that very reason!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 The pleasure is all mine. Just love spending quality time being philosophical, intellectual, spiritual, or all of them at once ~ which you have so kindly imparted.
    Jeremy Garrett
    17/06/2016 #4 Jeremy Garrett
    As I've said on LinkedIn, Debasish is king -- king of concept, vocabulary, and poetry.
    debasish majumder
    17/06/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    #1 Thank for sharing your valued comment madam @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. i am privileged and honored.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/06/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Thought-provoking and I love that it is only at the end that the inspiration for the poem is the hatred of a few. Measured as similarly as the few rich who do not supply the poor majority to fill basic needs, death certainly is the one who will succeed unless the wise one takes heed.
  7. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Being Human
    Being HumanA human being, in best shape, complexion and looks, is a marvelous creation, but, sometimes, with detestable anger, pitiless deportment and reckless ways become so embarrassing.Aha…when there’s wisdom, grace, mercy and all virtues to deck one’s...
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