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LA Fitness Shooter George Sodini YouTube Video Raises Questions

Not only did LA Fitness shooter George Sodini, the 48-year-old systems analyst who calmly walked into an LA Fitness health club and began shooting people Tuesday evening, leave behind a long and tormented blog online but he left behind a video on YouTube as well. YouTube said George Sodini posted the video a year ago. In the video, George Sodini talks of spending a day doing nothing in particular before embarking on some unnamed project, which appears to have something to do with women at least 10 to 20 years his junior. Some believe he was attempting to redirect his life, perhaps trying to find a way to meet women.

Standing before a camera in a pale polo shirt, George Sodini talks on the homemade video about being emotionally detached and how each day, each “mundane” task, becomes another year. George Sodini talks of the future, how he had no idea he had “fifteen years” in which to do whatever he has planned. But he sounded hopeful.

Then.

Taken in context with the online blog, George Sodini seemed to have gone from a hopeful man planning on being “real and learn to be emotional and to, you know, to be able to emotionally connect with people…” to a guy bent on inflicting damage on those that had rejected him for three decades.

So what happened between the time he made the video, where one segment shows a coffee table with a book on how to date women resting on top, and when he started his dangerous musings online? Had George Sodini been subjected to an intense rejection, a moment of heartbreak and feminine ridicule, one so devastating that it triggered all the pent-up frustrations of his decades-long distancing from others? Did George Sodini simply repress all his anger, frustration, and hatred toward women that appears so evident in his later blog writings? Or was the video made in a moment of psychological and emotional clarity, where he realized that he, George Sodini, was the common denominator in his failings in past relationships, only to have his moment become an isolated incident in a world where he felt women had all the control and he had none?

It is unclear what George Sodini had planned or why he made the video and posted it on YouTube. Perhaps after more is known about the man, it will become far more clear than it is just a few days after his murderous attack on the LA Fitness Center, where his deliberate indiscriminate shooting would leave three women dead. Still, he does not seem to be a mass shooter ready to begin plotting an incident where he would kill others and take his own life. In fact, his reference to not knowing he had “fifteen years” is a fair indicator that he believed there was ample time to do whatever he had in mind. It is also a fair indicator that George Sodini wasn’t planning to become the LA Fitness shooter that would attack women and kill himself a few months before he would make his first attempt in January to do just that.

But it is something that is not known for certain.

Still, something seems to have occurred.

What happened in the interim?

How to Write a Coupon For A Collaborative Marketing Project

Collaborative marketing works in several ways. Often, when two businesses get together to draw exposure, profits, and customers to their businesses, they do this with mutual advertising. Sometimes, these coupons are a one way street. In other words, the first business uses the second business as a gift service.
This scheme is common with the real estate industry. The realtor will give it a series of exclusive coupons to the new home purchaser in order to refer their friends in the landscaping, plumbing, and painting businesses. Of course, the realtor does not get any other benefit besides offering a free gift to clients.

However, not all collaborative marketing is a one way street. There are also mutually beneficial ideas for making coupons that benefit both companies. One company can also pay the other back for any discounts that are offered on their behalf.

The “Gift” Collaborative Marketing Coupon Sample 1

When a realtor and a landscaping service join together to help in a mutually beneficial business relationship, this is referred to as collaborative marketing. A good strategy for these two types of companies to work together is to develop a coupon. This strategy helps to bring business to the landscaping service and also gives the realtor to give it a gift to the person that purchases the home.

By offering the new home owner an all seasons landscaping service coupons, the landscaper gets an introduction to a new customer. In many ways, this also acts as an active referral from the realtor. In other words, if the customer really liked the realtor, they are going to take their advice about who the best landscaper is.

One Way Profits Collaborative Marketing Coupon Sample 2

This strategy can work with other types of businesses as well. In a similar collaborative marketing strategy, the collaborators are a tire specialty store and a transmission business. The transmission business offers ten% off of transmission work but as an exclusive for the tire company only.

In other words, if they buy their tires at that store, they offer a discount at the transmission business. Both businesses gain exposure to more customers and profits. Proof of purchase presented at the transmission business can be a receipt from the tire business.

Exclusive Offer for OakTown Tires Customers Only!

10% discount (up to $100) on transmission repairs.

Oaktown Transmissions

We exchange, repair, and rebuild all transmissions

Proof of Purchase Receipt Required for Discount

Expires 02/2011

Mutually Exclusive Collaborative Marketing Coupon Sample 3

A sports bar and a sports memorabilia establishment decide to join forces and created coupons that will give a discount at the restaurant for food and drink. On the same coupon, the sports memorabilia store offers a free item from their merchandise. These coupons are given as a thank you when the customer pays their bill. The idea is that each store helps the other to gain exposure from a shared customer base.

How to Find Archiver’s Coupons (Printable and Mailing List Coupons)

Archiver’s, an upscale chain paper crafting store, is a favorite of cardmarkers, scrapbookers and crafters alike. However, as great as the store may be, shopping at Archivers can be expensive and can blow your entire scrapbooking budget after only buying a few pieces of paper! Luckily, Archiver’s periodically gives out coupons to make shopping at their store a little friendlier to your pocketbook.

How do you get Archiver’s coupons?

There’s a few ways to get Archiver’s coupons. One way is to get on their mailing list. To do this, you can go into any Archiver’s store, and when you purchase your items, the sales associate will ask you if you want to be on their mailing list. You can give the sales associate your mailing address and your email address to get double the coupons! You can also visit the Archiver’s website at Archiversonline.com to sign up for the mailing list.

Search online for Archiver’s coupons

Simply do a Google search for “Archiver’s coupons” or “Archiver’s printable coupons.” Many online coupon websites will have links to a printable Archiver’s coupon. Feel free to print the coupon as many times as you wish, however, Archiver’s allows you to use only one coupon per person, per day. This is a good option if you want Archiver’s coupons but don’t want to be on any mailing list.

What kinds of coupons does Archiver’s send out?

Typically, Archiver’s has a 30% off or 20% off a regular-priced item coupon deal going on all the time. Another common coupon item is a Buy “X” amount of cardstock, get “X” free. This is only good on the Archiver’s brand of cardstock, not the pretty patterned paper. As for sales at Archiver’s, there aren’t many. In fact, the only time I ever find discounted items at Archiver’s is when they are on clearance. When items are on clearance at Archiver’s, it isn’t much of a discount; typically you’ll find a lot of 25% off the regular price items. You will find 50% and 75% off items, but the selection is slim. Archiver’s doesn’t have Black Friday specials, or day after Christmas deals either.

Does Archiver’s accept competitor’s coupons?

No. If you have a pocket full of Joann’s or Michael’s coupons, you won’t be able to use them at Archiver’s. While Archiver’s might sell some of the same items a “big box” craft store might sell, generally the majority of their merchandise is not sold at the big box stores. Archiver’s sells more of the “designer” paper and cardstock, and other products that a Joann’s and Michael’s do not carry. Hence, Archiver’s does not consider themselves to be a direct competitor to a Joann Fabrics, Michael’s or a Hobby Lobby. This stinks, I know – Joann’s and Michael’s coupons are for a much bigger discount (usually 40% or 50% off a regular priced item) than Archiver’s coupons.

Health Care Deadbeats

During most of my life, my health insurance was paid for through the company that I worked for. I felt that purchasing health care through my employer was a good investment in case I became ill. But I was a little concerned about other employees who did not want to waste their money paying for health care when they were not sick. After all, they said, they could always use the emergency room! And when one of my female co-workers became pregnant she told me that Medicaid would pay for the birth so why should she pay for health care.

When people choose not to purchase health care, and then use health care facilities without paying, this drives up the cost of my insurance! When people choose not to purchase health care and expect the government to step in, this drives up the cost of government. This is what happens when you leave the choice to buy any insurance up to the individual. Most will do the responsible thing and purchase insurance to protect themselves, but there is a segment of the population who would rather keep their own money, spend it and then expects everyone else to pay their bills!

This happens with all insurance! We have to pay extra to protect us from the “uninsured motorist”. Many people would choose not to take out homeowners insurance on a home that is still technically owned by the bank until the mortgage is paid for. But Homeowners insurance is required by the bank when you take out the loan. And Car Insurance is required by law for those who would drive a vehicle. You can still choose your policy, the company to purchase it from, and how much protection but you must have it!

The responsible thing for a person to do is to buy Health Insurance. But since they refuse to, thinking they can freeload on the rest of us, then I would support the same requirement as we already have with other insurance. Making people purchase insurance would bring down Hospital Costs, Insurance Costs, and Government Costs which should save money for those of us who are responsible!

The argument is not about Freedom! Freedom is not about dumping your health care cost on everyone else! You do not have the Freedom to be irresponsible when the price is paid by those already paying to protect themselves. In fact those who pay to be responsible should have the Freedom to get the best Health Care that is provided while being assured that they are not being overcharged to cover those who choose to be deadbeats!

The Republican Party has taken a position AGAINST requiring people to be responsible and purchase health insurance. They seem to think it is more important to protect the freedom of those who would take advantage of the system and not protect the freedoms of those who do the right thing! I cannot believe that the Republican Party would choose to defend this irresponsible behavior, the cost of which those of us who have insurance pay for!

Great Ways to Save Money Where You Shop

Start saving money today! Almost every store and restaurant has a website with the option to join or register. By doing so it allows them to send you updates as well as money saving coupons! Some offer 10-20% off your bill, a free appetizer, buy-one get-one free offers, and others may even send you a coupon for a free meal on your birthday or anniversary! If you like to save money you will want to take advantage of the savings that are out there waiting for you! I have listed many websites where I have personally registered, but if there is a particular brand or place you shop get online and see where you can save too!

Restaurants

Chili’s – We have received free chips and salsa coupons as well as updates for when kids eat free.

Carino’s – Many times we receive only promotional information, but have received a free dessert and 10% off.

Olive Garden – Mostly promotional emails but occasional savings here and there.

Schlotsky’s-By far the best buy one get one free coupons, buy a sandwich get a free drink or chips, defiantly my favorite!

Golden Corral – We received a complimentary meal on both our anniversary and birthday.

Subway– I just recently signed up and have not received any coupons yet, but can’t wait!

IHOP – Offers a free meal just for signing up plus a free meal on your birthday and anniversary of signing up. The site also allowed me to add my husband and child’s birth date for free meals for them too! GREAT DEAL!

What-a-burger offers promotional deals, however, on their website they did not list in detail what those might be.

Cheddar’s– offers email promotions and hopefully a free cookie monster dessert on birthdays! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

Department Stores

Michael’s – Offers several savings coupons a month, you can also follow them on Facebook to get coupons

Kirkland’s– offers some pretty good coupons and you can also follow them on Facebook for savings alerts

Old Navy-Just for signing up I received a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50.00 or more, can’t wait to see what kind of coupons follow!

Grocery Stores

Kroger is not only popular for their in-store card rewards and 10 cents off gas, but you can also sign up online and get coupons added directly to your card so you do not have to clip coupons.

Tom Thumb is my least favorite place to shop, but if they send me a good coupon I’m there!

Albertsons – On the website it was a little difficult to find where to register, but after a little searching I found it.

Other

Marlboro. offers coupons you can print or have mailed with .50 to $1.00 off a pack of cigarettes or $3.00 off a carton. Visit www.marlboro.com to sign-up

New Port cigarettes also offers coupons through their website at www.newport-pleasure.com

Rewards amp; Points

Carino’s, Outback Steakhouse, and Freebirds have a point system where you use a card every time you make a purchase. After accumulating a certain amount of points you can redeem them for a free item. Sounds good, but keeping up with cards and points can be a hassle. However, take advantage where you can, the more you save the better!

E-Commerce Woes

As one starts a new e-commerce business, it is easy to use one’s personal money in the establishment of the enterprise. This is a very bad mistake as it leads to some serious financial woes, if not checked in time. The easiest way to get into such a predicament is to use a personal credit card to fund some business activities, such as advertisement. Before too long, a large balance is reflected on the credit card and now comes the time to rob Peter to pay Paul. If one maxes out a credit card, this causes a decrease in disposable personal income. What is really happening in this instance is a thing known to lawyers as co-mingling of funds.

This decrease in personal income will lead to problems within the family, if not solved quickly by a small business loan or some other creative financial activity on the part of the new e-commerce businessman. If co-mingling is excessive then the family has to do without some of the things that have been available, in the past. As can be seen, this will cause friction within the family and threaten the very fabric that is responsible for holding the family together.

In many instances the co-mingling starts as an innocent quick-fix for what appears to be a minor problem. Many co-mingling of funds problems start with using your own money to purchase something for the business. You might rationalize your action and tell yourself that you will write yourself a check to cover the cost, but you have to realize that if the e-commerce company is not making money then what you have done is cheat your family out of some of its purchasing power. Most of the time, this small purchase is made on one’s personal credit card.

A good rule to follow, when considering co-mingling, is if the added increase in credit card activity is 10% above what is normal on one’s credit card bill, and the business activity will not support this increase, do not do the co-mingling. It is better to try to establish a loan that can be supported by the money being made by the e-commerce business. A business must be able to pay for itself or it becomes a monster that cannot be controlled.

The sad yet true fact is that only 10% of thee-commerce businesses started on the internet succeed. That means only 1 out of 10 businesses will be successful. Those are not really good odds. If one does not have a fund to fall back on, then starting a business is out of the question. It is much better to leave one’s money in a secure bank than to engage in a business activity when funds are not available to support the business.

‘David After Dentist’ Video Stirring Emotions

The video of David After Dentist had Internet searchers abuzz on February 3, after receiving over one million hits and three thousand comments since January 30, 2009. David After Dentist has been linked to on digitaldaily.allthingsd.com, and dimemag.com named it their link of the day for February 3. The clip was taken by David’s father. Videoed after David’s dental surgery, it records the woozy ramblings of a kid still feeling the effects of the anesthetic used to knock him out. But is it as funny as his father and many viewers seem to think?

Comment reactions contained varied viewpoints. Evidence of the disparity of opinions can be found in the two comments left on poponthepop.blogspot.com where the blogger states, “What kind of stage father films his drugged innocent 7-year-old son just to get a few hits?” One poster agreed; the other did not . . . vehemently.

Many posters to the original You Tube video thought David was so smashed, he was hilarious. More than one said they wanted to go to their dentist and get some of the same kind of drugs. Some compared David’s slurred speech and fuzzy babbling to their own fond memories of college dorm parties.

Some posters said David was sweet and cute. Their responses reflect mild sympathy for what he was feeling.

A few posters stated the video was exploitative to the point of being not funny and indicative of a sick mind. Their opinion may have come from a recognition that dental surgery is considered major surgery, requires special treatment, and can have complications.

In May 2008, my seventeen-year-old daughter had oral surgery to remove four wisdom teeth. Two were completely impacted and two were partially impacted. David had one tooth removed.

Prior to surgery my husband and I were required to sign consent forms which informed us that our daughter could have an adverse reaction to the anesthesia or she could hemorrhage. In short, we were told the dental surgery was not without risks. I am sure David’s father was required to sign consent forms and was given similar information.

Our daughter’s condition after surgery was nothing to laugh about. While David’s father had to carry his son to the car after surgery, our daughter staggered out to the car with her father and the attending nurse supporting her on either side. Like David, her eyes were barely focused.

Unlike David, once in the car, she mumbled a few words and fell asleep. The surgical gauze in both sides of her mouth, necessary to stop the bleeding, prevented her from saying much. David did not appear to have gauze wadding, but dental stitches were mentioned in the conversation he had with his father. Our daughter had dental stitches in all four places where her wisdom teeth were removed.

What the viewer did not see in this short video was the amount of care likely needed after David’s dental surgery. After dental surgery, the patient has to refrain from sucking on straws or chewing for at least a day. David may not have needed cold compresses to reduce swelling as our daughter did. He likely had to rinse his mouth regularly with warm salt water after twenty four hours had passed. This is common post-surgical treatment.

Like her, he may have required scheduled doses of antibiotics and pain medications. The parents would have to watch for dry socket, a painful condition where the blood clot is prematurely removed from the area of the sutures.

Our daughter spent a miserable twenty-four hour period resting at home. We had no problems convincing her to follow the surgeon’s orders to restrict her physical activity for that time period. David, being a healthy seven-year-old, was probably a little more active.

Soon enough, the video of David’s return from his dental surgery will drop from the Google Trends list and into obscurity. The video does raise questions about what is considered humor, what constitutes exploitation, and what the reaction of the viewing audience should be.

Cleanse Your Inside Naturally, with a Salt Water Flush

Some naturopaths recommend cleansing your digestive tract of waste products, which have accumulated there, by use of the salt water flush. If you have digestive problems, for instance, the salt water flush can greatly help alleviate the symptoms.

When your system is clogged, or almost clogged with waste products, and a salt water flush is carried out, then you can expect to feel better, in so many ways.

This method we used on problems such as constipation is a wonderful alternative. Instead of the use of harsh medications, which can sometimes do more harm than good.

Salt, as everyone knows, is essential for the body to function efficiently, but saline levels are greatly reduced by exercise, or other forms of exertion. This is why a very popular sports drink in America, contains salt to help re-establish the electrolyte balance of the body.

The normal salt, one purchases in the local supermarket is not that healthy, or even natural. Sea salt contains more natural minerals, but even sea salt is far less efficient for bodily functions, then the Himalayan salt, which is far more natural and contains a great deal of minerals lacking in either sea salt or ordinary supermarket salt.

However, for this article, we shall confine our comments to sea salt, which when used as a laxative eliminates from your digestive system various impurities, whilst giving your body, minerals, perhaps lacking in your diet.

Remember that people will ulcers, illness and the digestive system, or even cancer, etc should do their due diligence and check with their health provider. Before embarking on this process of intestinal cleansing.

To make this salt water flush yourself, take a half gallon of warm water and mix in two teaspoonfuls of sea salt (unrefined). If you experience difficulty in swallowing it. You may add some lemon juice. The effect on people varies after swallowing this salt water flush. You may find yourself going to the toilet in a few hours. I know it’s sometimes difficult, at first, to swallow the solution, but please try as the benefits outweigh this small discomfort.

When you get used to it and are able to take it more easily, the many benefits will be obvious to you. You might find your sinuses clearing and be able to breathe more easily. Your moods could improve, because you could find yourself with much more energy.

Salt water flushes had been recommended for many years and is to be found in forms of folk medicine, where it is sometimes used as an antihistamine and cold cure. You should also expect your skin tone to improve; halitosis to be markedly reduced, and far less BO, if you had suffered from that, prior to the treatment.

You can also enhance the effect of the salt water flush by eating properly. Reduce fats and increase fresh fruit and vegetables, and you will find a great increase in energy and self pride, as you will be both feeling and looking much better

But I Love My Air Conditioner. Can I Still Be Green?

Ok, I know. You think I’m going to tell you that you have to suck it up and just sit there and sweat. But no! You are totally wrong.

Actually, living in Southern California like I do, I am fully aware that AC’s are among the great gifts of the last 100 years. But how can we love the planet and our AC? Is it possible to save energy and be comfortable?

Sure it is. Start with the simple. This is a very hot time of year (in much of the country). There are several simple things you can do to cool off.

1. BUY WINDOW FILM: You have probably seen this stuff in the stores. When I was a kid it was this hideously sticky stuff that once you applied, it was on forever, or at least the adhesive was. But times have changed and it is now much improved. You can now buy it at any number of places. And many of the brands use static, or water to hold the film on the glass. And here’s the cool part: You can reduce the amount of heat that enters your home by 20 – 40% by spending one day putting this film up. The price has come down a lot in recent years, but you can save money by just putting the film on the windows that have the most sun exposure. (Often the south facing windows, but you know your house). If you feel that you’re gung ho and going to put it everywhere, good for you. But my recommendation is spend the money where it does the most good. Can you imagine how much you could save by cutting 20-40% of the heat that enters your house during the summer days. I’m guessing enough to pay for the film in just one summer. So where do you find it. Most home improvement stores have it, but you can even get it on Amazon now.

2. CHANGE YOUR LIGHT BULBS: Incandescent Light Bulbs are not at all efficient. Only 15% of the energy they use goes towards producing light. 15%.! That is horrible. That means that 85% of the energy produces heat. “Whatever!” you think. How much heat can a light bulb produce. Well, having a theater background, I can tell you with authority, A LOT. Anyone who has ever been on stage knows how hot the lights are. Your home’s lights are not that hot, but you’d be surprised how much heat they do generate. If you switch to CFL’s (compact fluorescent light bulbs) you will dramatically reduce the heat being generated as wasted energy. A CFL can produce the same amount of light with 1/4 or less energy, and considerably less heat. They also save a huge amount of energy. So, that one move will cut your power bill dramatically, (Mine dropped by 70% when I made the switch.) and keep your house much cooler.

3. INSULATING PAINT ADDITIVES: This is a very cool new technology. Several companies now produce a powdered additive that you mix into paint and it will increase the insulation of your walls. How cool is that? I am no scientist, but what I’ve read is this additive is basically ceramic powder. When your paint dries, it forms a very thin ceramic layer that insulates your wall. Some of the additives will increase your walls insulation by 20% in one application. That means you’ll keep out radiant heat, and in cool air in the summer, (visa verse in the winter). I’m not suggesting you paint your wall if you don’t need to, but if you’re planning home improvements, why not save the planet and your wallet, by increasing your home’s efficiency.

In these difficult economic times, every dollar makes a difference. You can make these simple changes, and after you have done what you can to make your home more efficient, why not run your AC? I firmly believe that if we all do what we can, (without worrying about being perfect) we can all make an enormous difference for the world and for our pocketbooks.

3G Tethering

Many of the 3G carriers offer the ability to share WiFi to mobile devices that can use the wireless internet. It would be great if this was included into your unlimited phone plan but this is simply not the case. Each provider has an additional charge of about $20 per month for this added feature. This is an extremely high price and I do not see how it can be justified by the mobile carriers.

The price for some at home high speed internet services are anywhere from $19.99 to about $30 per month roughly around the same price range as the services to use your mobile 3G phone and pump out that connection and turn it into a wireless or tethered internet connection. I do not see that many people who are willing to pay such a hefty price. Unless you are on the road or commute by train and must submit work online it just does not make much sense.

The main reason this price point is a bit absurd is that people who are technically inclined can access the administrative properties of their phones whether they are Android or iPhones and can manipulate the phone in such a way to obtain this service for free. All you have to do is a quick search for how to root your phone which is the term used for going into the phone and gaining the administrative access to manipulate the phones properties. If the directions seem complex there are a plethora of YouTube videos that provide a step by step guide.

Cell phone providers do not want everyone getting a paid service for free, and really what company would want that to happen? The fact of the matter is they provoked the rooting of phones by offering unlimited data plans and then saying that you are not allowed to tether WiFi to devices unless you pay yet another monthly fee on top of the unlimited data plan you already pay for. Then it technically is not an unlimited data plan it is an unlimited select services plan.

As long as people are pushed they will find solutions to potential problems and many people just do not take kindly to being lied to so blatantly with the sneaky billing tactics of cell phone companies. While I usually do things by the book I can see why people would circumnavigate the providers. Tethering WiFi could be a great selling point for business people, older adults on the road or people who just want the latest and greatest technologies. However they need to make the price more attractive or people will just find ways around it by rooting their phones and hampering the integrity and speed of the wireless networks.

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