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Updated: 09/03/09 21:25:43




Commentary > If President Obama wants Health Care to be Universal, He Should Look to the Moon
President Obama needs to take a cue from President Kennedy on how to achieve a national goal

Commentary > Hey Atlas, Stop Shrugging
Executives of profitable companies get advice from slacker politicians who propagate a 9 trillion dollar debt -- will they ever fight back?

Perception Marketing > The Chesapeake Bay Rears Its Ugly Head
Chesapeake Bay "Death Head" Image. Is it an ominous sign in Google Maps, just a quirky satellite trick or Another Marketing Opportunity?

Commentary > Pretending to Be News: At Least Use Television Car Chases to Generate Ad Revenue
When so called news agencies started televising car chases, they no longer became serious journalists. Perhaps they should at least get revenue from the loss of journalistic integrity.

Health > Asbestos in the House of Dr. Thornton
Members of the United States Capitol tunnel shop are exposed to daily asbestos hazards that exist in the tunnels under the Capitol. If it is true that U.S. Capitol Police are forbidden from patrolling the tunnels because of the hazardous asbestos conditions, then the failure to address these conditions has created a potentially serious security loophole.

Commentary > Political Racism: A Bipartisan Effort
Republicans and Democrats have joined together and in the spirit of bipartisan unity would prevent legal business ownership based soley on race. In this case the foreign white operators of American ports are deemed better than the foreign brown would-be owners

Events > Celebrate Ben Franklin's 300th Birthday: The Ben Franklin Tercentenary
2006 marks the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin's achievements include his literary work, his creation of philanthropic and educational institutions, his significant scientific explorations, and his service to the Nation as statesman and diplomat.

Commentary > The Intelligence in Intelligent Design:Whose standard shall we teach?
With the "Reverend" Pat Robertson's warning of damnation for a Pennsylvania town, we need to look closely at what is the source of intelligence in the intelligent design debate.

Ben's Book Log (BBLog) > Continuing the Trend: Poor Richard Web Press Contribution Increase to First Book
Book Sales by Poor Richard Web Press Benefits Children with a 12% Contribution Increase in the third quarter of 2005.

Travel > A Chesapeake Bay Christmas: Celebrating a Colonial Christmas all around the Bay
Start your Christmas colonial style with visits to the historical towns and communities around the Chesapeake Bay.

Book Review > Child out of Place - A Story of New England by P. Q. Wall
This book explores slavery and it's repercussions through the eyes of a 10-year-old Matty, a child servant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1806.

Buyers Guide > Buying Jewelry Online:Getting the Best Quality Jewelry for your Money
Buying jewelry can be fun, exciting and confusing. Whether you're considering a gift of jewelry for someone special or as a treat for yourself, take some time to learn the terms used in the industry. Here's some information to help you get the best quality jewelry for your money, whether you're shopping in a traditional brick and mortar store by catalog or online.

Internet Marketing > Website Marketing: Tips for Improving Your Digital Real Estate
A website is the most permanent and dynamic form of advertising. If done properly, it can be the most cost efficient! Just having a website is irrelevant without considering these ten points..

Books > Tips for Writers: Book Writing Tips From Author, Ward Carroll
Author, former F-14 Tomcat RIO and Naval Academy Instructor, and current member of MiLES FRoM CLEVeR, Ward Carroll provides insights into what it takes to write books.

Travel > Annapolis Maryland: Part 1 - Colonial Heritage with Great Dining and Nautical Traditions
Annapolis Maryland is one of the most pleasing colonial era towns you can hope to visit. Start here to see the places to see, to dine, and to sleep.

Travel > Annapolis Maryland: Part 2 - The Naval Academy and Annapolis, Joining of U.S. Maritime History
No Annapolis visit is complete without a visit to the world's preeminent maritime university, The United States Naval Academy

Travel > Annapolis Maryland: Part 3 - Annapolis Dining, and Bed and Breakfasts
Annapolis has many restaurants in which to feast, however, I hope to direct you to ones that are a "must see". There are also Bed and Breakfasts a plenty. Here are some suggestions.

Internet > Avoiding Internet Scams: Handling the Nigerian 419 and Overpayment Scams
Information, advice, an links on Nigerian 419 fraud and overpayment scams, IP Blocking, and email awareness when using online classifieds

Ben's Book Log (BBLog) > Caused-Based Marketing: Book Sales Benefiting Children with a 119% Contribution Increase
Announcing the First Book contribution results for the second quarter of 2005 from Poor Richard web Press

Health > Lowering Triglycerides and Cholesterol: A Personal 2-week Solution
One mans quest (and diet and exercise) to lower triglycerides from 660 to 150 in two weeks

Internet Marketing > Search Engine Positioning: Hints for Getting Better Search Engine Results
Here are some tips to follow to help achieve a higher ranking within all of the major search engines

Health > Ergonomic Computer Mouse: Mitigating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
After getting wrist pains symptomatic of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a Vertical Mouse can help to mitigate the problem

Ben's Book Log (BBLog) > The Other Big Ben
Announcing the official opening of Poor Richard Web Press UK Bookstore a.k.a Big Ben Books

Ben's Book Log (BBLog) > The Business of Helping Others
Poor Richard Web Press has partnered with First Book, a national nonprofit organization providing children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. Ten percent of earnings from books purchased from this site go entirely to First Book

Ben's Book Log (BBLog) > "The Way to Wealth: An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
You don't have to build a better mousetrap to have people beat a path to your door. Find a mousetrap that works fairly well, then focus on building the super-highway to it.















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