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Friday, October 21, 2011

How To Download Kindle Books from Your Local Library Website

How To Download Kindle Books from Your Local Library Website:
Library fans rejoice! The Kindle Lending Library service, announced in April of this year, has spread from its limited launch in Seattle to a far more accessible range of 11,000 libraries across the United States. The service mixes the routine and limitations of borrowing a book from a library with the lovely convenience of Kindle digital delivery. That is, libraries have limited digital copies of books, and only lend them out for certain periods of time, but you don't actually have to go to the library to check out a book.

Books can be checked out via participating library websites and synced to a Kindle via Wi-Fi or USB. And if you don't own the e-reader itself that's okay, too--anyone using the Kindle reading software can get in on the book borrowing action. Here's how to find out if your library's involved.
11,000 is a hell of a lot of libraries, but Amazon's not listing participating institutions on its website. You can either head to your local library's website and look around for some Kindle books, or browse to Overdrive, the digital delivery provider Amazon partnered with to make this whole Lending Library thing happen.
Head to the link above to perform a search for your library of choice by name or ZIP. If you'd rather browse, click on your region, select the country, and (assuming you're in the US) pick the appropriate state to find a list of libraries with Overdrive-supplied digital content.
As promised, all the usual Kindle features are available with library books. You can access private and public notes and highlights, see real page numbers, post to Twitter about how crazy the twist in the latest James Patterson book was, and so on. From what we've seen, lending periods range from 7 to 21 days. Is your local library Kindle-ready?
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The Kids Camping on Wall Street Are The Capitalists, Not the People in the Buildings » New Deal 2.0

Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, USA                                Image via WikipediaThe Kids Camping on Wall Street Are The Capitalists, Not the People in the Buildings » New Deal 

Which group is still abiding by the important capitalist principles of accountability, competitiveness, and equal justice?
Today, some of the leading capitalists in the nation are located on Wall Street. Sadly, it is the protesters outside who are literally on the street who embody the ideal rewards and responsibilities of capitalism, not the financiers who occupy the buildings.
This is the first in a short series of articles that explores the nature of a well-functioning capitalist system and how this system is now applied to the occupants of ....Read More...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 3: A participant in the...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeOccupy Wall Street Goes Global

Time Has Provided a Wonderful Photo-Gallery of the OWS Situation. - Media Research Center - Media Research Center

Big Three Networks Devote a Mere 40 Seconds to ObamaCare Fail
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 3:40 PM EDT

Add the CLASS Act to the ever growing list of damaging stories (Solyndra, Fast and Furious) to the bungling Obama administration that the media are, for the most part, whistling by. The news last Friday that a key part of Obamacare, the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act (CLASS), meant to provide long-term care for the elderly – was deemed not sustainable by the Obama administration itself, drew a total of just 40 seconds on the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) broadcast network news shows.

ABC's Good Morning America, on Saturday, included just a 20 second brief by Ron Claiborne who alerted viewers that the "Obama administration is killing a key part of its signature health care overhaul" because it was not "financially viable." more..

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

There is always a price for Advanced Societies, Are we willing to Pay It?

Seal of the Supreme Court of the United StatesImage via Wikipedia[Copied from my mail account 10/17/2011]

I've never "mailed" everyone in my address book before kind-of makes me feel like a spammer, and  I won't be emailing like this again. I remember all too well fighting or paying somene to fight the mail filters and algorithms to prevent spam, and I was a participant of the CanSpam Act.  
Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Supreme Court justiceSONIA SOTOMAYOR,                              U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE

But I feel very strongly about the below petition. and I hope you'll read this through, as I've put allot of 
thought and time into writing it. 

As a single parent receiving  no child support taking on   student loans was my only way to take an education.  I say "take" because nothing was given to me.  I  earned,     borrowed,worked, and sweated my way through those years to keep a roof over our heads and food on the table. To keep my homework and labs done, and my reading up to date. And most of you know exactly what I'm talking about in those last two statements.

 I feel it is through higher education and the skills we learn at our universities and the different perspectives we are exposed to, that as the individual voters of our nation we are better able to make informed decisions that affect our futures.
The current United States Supreme Court, the h...Image via Wikipedia
Getting that higher education is not cheep. Now, after receiving our education and getting good job my husband and I pay "allot" in federal taxes every year.  Taxes we would not be paying had we not received an education to be employed as we are now.  Well, I can't work now because of my disability, but when I did, we were in still in the highest tax bracket.  Two Working Professionals with no kids, no house, no deductions. Now we still have 1 working Professional and a house, I keep wanting to take a deduction for our cat, but the accountant says no.   We still pay in the highest taxed bracket.   Middle Class Americans and/or Small Business Owner

I support and believe in my government. I support our military and with my whole heart support our  troops.  

My husbands grandfather never returned from WWI.  My  dad was a fighting CB win WWII, stationed on Island of Tinia he helped to build the runway there. A person never woke up my dad by shaking him, in fact we all stood back, He'd take swings but we stood back.  That's the result of being a combat vet 30 years after the war has ended.  My sister was in the Air Force, her son, my nephew just signed up for his second tour in the army. He's usually somewhere around Afghanistan when he's deployed.  Most American's, especially the women, the mom's, the wives see the results of our men, and now our women being  Combat Veterans.

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I am  getting to my point, just stick with me here for another few paragraphs. 

If I don't agree with my countries policy's that's OK because that is MY Right as an American. A Right granted through our founding fathers, and upheld through our Constitution, the Supreme Court and our judicial system. And behind them, on the other side of the coin, our military is always present, standing on that line. Protecting our right to have that constitution and our nation. Although unseen,  standing there with our current soldiers are all the men who came before them, the men who never made it home.

 In the Military the pay is not much, but there are perks for when you get out.  Free Education.  Zero Down Home Loans.  Food, Housing, Medical & Dental care, and the commissary for starters.   If you stay in until retirement and your are lucky enough to survive without injury then you can go into the same field in the private sector and still keep the perks for yourself and your family. The military personal deserve it, and allot more in my opinion.  

What about the Supreme Court Justices, how did they get to be a supreme court justice? They are standing on that other line.  The one that defines what is allowable and not within a progressive society. They started with a higher education. In fact anyone who works within the judicial system has a higher education. Even th
e Court Reporters had to go to a specialized program to be able to record and transcribe the sessions of court.    Most police have gone onto a higher education. All Scientist, Engineers, Philosophers, Authors, etc, have all gone onto a higher education. well, 99% There's always an Einstein in every group.   

You see, I don't want to equating the the risks and the implications of being in the military to getting a higher education,  I would never do that. Beside it leading to having a mob outside my house wanting my head on a stick,  it would be just plain stupid.   But what I am saying is that it takes both sides of the coin to make this country a better place to live in.  Both elements need to be present in order to make this country stronger. Both are necessary for progress and growth.  Both are required in a progressive society. 

As Americans who have gone onto higher education, how many years did you put in?  Four, six, twelve and your thesis? How many years of internships, or teaching the introductory courses or being present for the labs, and grading papers and does everyone hate grading papers?
How much did you give up in order to get your education? 
How much did you or are you paying now for you or your child's education?

How did getting your education affect your loved ones during those impossible years?   Did you give up being home at night with your children? Did you work a night job just so your toddler was asleep when you had to leave her/him in someone else care? 

I know even if you weren't a single mom or dad getting a higher education that you gave up any thoughts for a warm coat, or new boots. Opting instead for frivolous articles like hamburger for dinner instead of Ramon Noodles. I know you hoped for warm socks and a gift certificate to McDonald's at Christmas. We all did! Or a Card with $20.00 that was heaven we could order a pizza!   

Did you need to ask even though it felt like begging, for financial help from a family member or a friend so your children, your son or daughter,  could get a uniform for boy/girl scouts, or the $100+ dollars it costs for a child to play in little league. And  what about medical and dental? Did you make time to stand in lines for hours to get your children reduced dental, and medical care? You as an adult were not eligible, but your children were/are. And that's all that really mattered at the time, to make sure your children were being cared for. Then you could continue your quest to make a better life for them, so they wouldn't have to go through what you went through. Guess what? It's worse for them now.  We failed.   

Very Hot US Airforce Pararescue JumperImage by shaun wong via Flickr
And every semester didn't you worry if your financial aid would be dropped? The program you were on dropped or not funded enough? Then you'd have to move off campus, loose your student jobs, and not be able to complete your education? Then if that happened you had to start re-paying student loans even though you couldn't even complete your education and get a good job?  

I am the "average american woman"  there are many who came before me.  If you sign this petition now, perhaps there won't be a need for any to follow after me. 

  Higher education is no longer an option. It is a requirement of any progressive society.  And I mean higher education should include trade schools, because all of these elements, everyone from the garbage pickup to The Deadliest Catch, is what makes up our country. Well, someone had to teach them to drive a boat, read a sonar, mark the buoys  and honestly, do you want to unload that ship when it docks? 

Great to eat, but you don't want to unload a truck of them.

 I unloaded a semi of halibut one time for extra money.. whole halibut frozen solid, just laid on pallets on the floor of a semi, fifteen thousand pounds of halibut.  When I was done, I threw the cloths I was wearing in the trash, and took numerous, many, lots of showers running the hot water out each time.  I still smelled like a halibut. I smelled like a halibut for weeks. I dreamed of halibut in my sleep for months. And just in case anyone out there wants to know, yes, you can smell things in your dreams.   Heck-of-a-job for $60.00 extra bucks eh? Well, it was the early 1970's. Believe me, heck-of-a-job doesn't cover it, but I rated my blog G.   

I signed a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate and President Barack Obama, which says:

"Forgiving the student loan debt of all Americans will have an immediate stimulative effect on our economy.  With the stroke of the President's pen, millions of Americans would suddenly have hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of extra dollars in their pockets each and every month with which to spend on ailing sectors of the economy.  As consumer spending increases, businesses will begin to hire, jobs will be created and a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship and prosperity could be ushered in for all.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, strongly encourage Congress and the President to support H. Res 365, introduced by Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-MI), seeking student loan forgiveness as a means of economic stimulus."

Please sign this petition?  This afternoon we had 526 Thousand Votes, only 24 thousand to go. Click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser.  Believe in and forgive the debt of higher education. Let's be leaders and not followers, I really hate to fail at anything!

Elaine  Ossipov
and I promise, no more dribble and defiently no more mass mailings.  
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