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PCH Prize Patrol Scam this is what one looks like in real life

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So for those of you who have been following me on here and other places for a while you know there are some major things going on in my life and the last thing I need is to be scammed by some cheap crooks. What kinds of things you ask? Mom has Alzheimer's Disease and doesn't even remember me. My father has congestive heart failure and I spend a lot of my time helping him with things he can no longer do. These things I do out of the love I have for them and will never stop until either they pass or I pass to the next life. Out of my own choice I am divorcing my wife of 8 years because we got stuck into a routine of all work, no play, and together we were like oil and water, so best to move on from that. So I get onto facebook this morning, and I know that a lot of you have seen my postings about entering Publisher's Clearing House and how for over 20 years I've entered and never won anything. To my surprise I receive a friend request from none other than Danielle Lam of the…

Is there a Doctor in the House?

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of © Blue Shield of California. All opinions are 100% mine. Nope, but there's one on the web in a great place! Have you dropped over here yet? Dr. Jim and Bob's Fun & Helpful Health Advice Just when you thought it was safe to get sick along come Dr. Jim & BOB courtesy of an amazing not for profit company known as Blue Shield of CA. Ever had a problem with Snoring? Me too! And every now and again after woofing down what I think is a great meal out of nowhere comes this thing called Heartburn that nails me to the bed and makes me wish I was not around anymore. You? It's nice to know there's a company out there that provides easy access to things like chiropractors and acupuncture which other companies don't.  One thing I've personally loved about Blue Shield of CA is that their website is full of helpful information about affordable health plans, easy access to great doctors in your area and they provid…

Got Hosting?

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Have you signed up for hosting yet? If not, click the image below and sign up today!! After all you're going to need some hosting to save all those great end of the world images to for the next lifetime!! Posted via email from DocMurdock - Technology Tidbits

SocialSafe - Sync & Preserve your Social presence

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SocialSafe...ran across this purely by accident. If you've been reading the internet news recently there's been a big hoopla over facebook/instagram now claiming ownership of everything that post in the form of images (am waiting for them to do that with regards to writings and see how fast the 800 million or a Billion users leave and demand all of their materials be deleted and Apple swoops in to pick up the pieces.Anyway when you upload images to a place online, it's great to have a way to preserve them or back them up somewhere just in case something like this comes along. I am sure this is not what the creators of socialsafe had in mind when they made the software, but when they read on twitter that I was having an issue using a service called "instaport.me" which was supposed to easily allow me to get my pictures from instagram, SocialSafe approached me and said we can do that and we don't keep your content. Interesting, let me take a look. So I did and w…

Rethink your Pretzel!!! DocMurdock APPROVED!!

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Yes, we even put the stamp of approval on food products when appropriate. When I was first contacted by these folks I thought...hmmm....interesting, let's see what they send over. I did not expect what I received which was an amazing package of superior product. Packed and shipped amazingly well, and fresh...WOW. They did include some additional marketing materials as well as a shopping bag, the type you'd purchase at a Trader Joes or other kind of market. This so you can shop and tell the world that you love this snack. It's not just a pretzel, it's crispy and makes a great dipping crisp as well. The thing about dipping is you have to have strength in your product in order to stand up to the pressure of pushing something into a dip. I love these!!! They're firm, they handle the pressure of the dip, they melt in your mouth, and the flavors they have...AWESOME!! Can you tell I love these? Well I do, and yes I have these bags here at the house, but I don't normally …

Master Your Mac by Matt Cone - DocMurdock™ APPROVED

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Sometimes when you least expect it, a good book comes along with information so well organized it just flows when you read it. Other times it stops you constantly, has you shifting back and forth and generally makes the reading more punishment than pleasure.Matt Cone's "Master Your Mac" from No Starch Press is one of those informative, fun reads for those looking to gain control over their Macintosh computer and begin to better understand the power under the hood, without being slammed with all the technical mumbo-jumbo that others feel a need to add into their "missing manuals". Back when the Mac was originally designed and created it was done so with the average person in mind. It was not designed to be complex or complicated but rather more of a tool that anyone could use to accomplish things that would take others longer periods of time. In one of my many talks with him over the years since our friendship began in 1987, Steve Jobs would tell me "Mike, th…

Why'd you do it?

So I got the first email and sluffed it off and paid no attention, then another one came and then another and so I thought I would clarify something. Some of you have seen me post the following link: http://www.gofundme.com/1jqq4c
and have been asking why I would do this, isn't everything going just fine? To be honest, it's going. It's not fine, but it's going. Change is a beautiful thing but it's not easy and this past year has been a helluva a move to the coast from Arizona back in 2011 so being here now is great and much has happened since the move out here that has been good and bad and now there's the shift and that's all good. Financially it's been stressful. Having parents in assisted living has taken a toll on time to spend recruiting new clients into my processing business, and getting them to actually work their businesses and be successful at it is an education process. Some of them are coming along and that means i get to move on to promo…

Happy Thanksgiving

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There's a time when we all (those who celebrate it) pause to reflect on those things that we are thankful for in our lives and lifetime. Today is one of those times. Happy Thanksgiving. Allow me if I may share some things I am thankful for on this of all days...As we move into this day of giving thanks and honoring that spirit within us and within others, I am pausing to reflect on the past 9 years of my lifetime. How in 2003 after being divorced for 25 years and dating for 20 of those that I decided to become committed to one individual. I met this person and life moved forward at lightning speed. As this year begins to come to a close, and as that relationship/marriage/friendship comes to an end it literally seems like a year ago that it all happened. Surely not 9 years ago the meeting, and 8 years ago the wedding. But yes it's been that long. I'm thankful for every moment of these past years. The good, the great, the bad, the ugly, and the transition into being single on…

And so the election happened...

And for the republican party it was like watching the sinking of the Titanic from a lifeboat. Sad and never ending until the final bell rang...or did it ring?That's the question and what brings that question to light is so much that's been written as of late about votes not being counted, about dead people being registered and even winning a seat in the house or the senate, I'll get to that in a bit, but damn this is 2012!!! It's not the dark ages. We're using the best technology available or so we're told and it's giving away 100% of the vote to a DEMOCRATIC candidate in many places that are overwhelmingly REPUBLICAN?? I don't know about you, but when I smell a pile of bullshit, I ask myself where are the bulls? If they're not anywhere to be seen, then someone is lying and there needs to be an investigation. WIth the polls that were done and people saying "I'm not voting for Obama" and then to have him given 100% of a vote somewhere whe…

Parents...

The time we have with them is truly precious. They teach us much and we teach them as well. Appreciate the time you're given for there are times when it's short.And so the world continues to spin...It's ThursdayPosted via email from DocMurdock - Technology Tidbits

Steve Jobs…1 year ago

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So today began like every other day except in the back of my head there was a thought hitting me all day long that said "It's been a year, can you f**king believe it!" and all day long the answer was "NO, I can't". A year since the passing of a friend due to a disease that could have been wiped out years ago if only the focus of the world was more into helping the greater good than arguing over land or issues related to race, or things that really in the greater scheme of things matter less and less each and every day. To only see the world through the eyes of the one Steve Jobs if just for a day. Well every day more and more I see things as he did and I smile as I do because his focus was truly on things that mattered and made a difference in lives of people everywhere. He had a vision and that was of a better, more connected world, one which was not based solely on money or the desire to be rich in the way that money makes you rich. His desire was that …

The Glasses...

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by now some of you have seen the glasses and now it's time to share the story behind them which began many years ago while still working at PIXAR.I worked for PIXAR from 1991-1997. For the most part I was like anyone else there. At least until the day I met Steve Jobs in the hall and we had the first of many talks. I'd met Steve a couple of years before on University Avenue in Palo Alto. We'd chatted a bunch of times and in one of those conversations I'd shared with him that I looked forward to working with him one day. At the time he said "Mike, anything is possible". When I saw him at PIXAR, he remembered me by name and said to me "Your dream finally came true".  Well after a while I was lucky enough to have the ear of Steve often, and on occasion I was lucky enough to go on "the walks" with him that Isaacson speaks of in his book.  In fact, Steve and I would meet and walk and talk about much outside of PIXAR. It was during this time that Ap…

Warren Buffett & The Deficit...

Am going to share this simply because it sounds good. Vote with your heart when you do. That's all I have to say. I'd vote for Buffett, but only if he promised not to pass while in office.Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just
Pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
Than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
for re-election."The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
Took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
Cell phones, etc.Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
Or less to become the law of the land - all
Because of public pressure.Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
A minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
Each of…

The year was 1955--- Show this to the young ones.

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Interesting indeed. Shared with me by a friend who remembers those days. Did you hear the post office is
thinking about charging 7 cents
just to mail a letter?
If they raise the minimum wage
to $1.00, nobody will be able to
hire outside help at the store.
When I first started driving, who
would have thought gas would
someday cost 25 cents a gallon?Guess we'd be better off leavingthe car in the garage.
I'm afraid to send my kids to the
movies any more.  Ever since they
let Clark Gable get by with sayingDAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND,it seems every new movie haseither HELL or DAMN in it.

I read the other day where some

scientist thinks it's possible to put
a man on the moon by the end ofthe century.  They even have somefellows they call astronautspreparing for it down in Texas .Did you see where some baseball
player just signed a contract for
$50,000 a year just to play ball?It wouldn't surprise me if somedaythey'll be making more than thePresident.

I never thought I'd see the …

Website/SqueezePage Sale ENDING TOMORROW

Good Evening to All, So we've been having a sale on some of our packages and it's time to end these and move back into production mode. We're bringing a lot of value along with these packages so we're going be ending the discounts tomorrow for the remainder of the summer. If you visit our sites before tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at http://www.docmurdock.com or http://www.getapagelikethis.com you'll still be able to get our discounted website special or our squeeze page/sales page combination for their currently low prices of just $997.00. Tomorrow they go back up to full price so we wanted to post a quick note encouraging anyone who wants to save money to go over and look at these as soon as you can so that you won't be left out. We have a limited number of spaces for these so if you're looking to have a site built, this would be the time to get in. We cover your hosting for a year with this package. We also get your domain registered for a year. We t…

Get A Page Like This!!

So you've created this great product, you've got everything ready to go, you're ready to put it on the web...OH SHOOT!! We forgot to build a page for this!!!You know you can sell 100 of these right away, but your designer is on vacation and you've no where else to turn! You start shopping around with others and you find out that they want $5000, $10,000 or more just to put up a page for you. Can you do this yourself? You could if you knew how. What can you do? Have you ever been in that situation? I personally know of people that have LOST thousands and even hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue by missing a key piece to their marketing puzzle. The squeeze page, and the sales page. The Squeeze page is the wind up to the marketing of your product. Basically you have a page set up, you're showing a video, talking about your product or service, or you simply have a picture and a name capture form that gets name/email/phone (optional) from people visiting your site …

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Allen West Letter to President Obama

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I hope this is readable, especially by people like Mike Madden, Mrs. Hancock, Eugene Dittler and passed along to others so that we can all receive an answer from our current 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue OCCUPANT. Personally as a VET, I'd like to know "What were you thinking?" Who were you looking out for? What were you protecting by turning someone like this over to someone who was going to wash their hands of this matter while our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., die to protect our freedom? Why in UNIVERSE should you be re-elected to the highest office in the land? So that as Oprah put it in India you can "make mistakes?" Do that on YOUR TIME, NOT ON OURS! And...have some balls to step up and explain things like this. You can google "allen west letter to president" to see how broad this one has gone. It's MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. A weekend where we HONOR our passed service people, as well as those who still are out there …