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OK, here we go again...sadly another celebrity apparently has some money management problems.
Sure, she is NOT the first and Mary J won't be the last. However, you would think people would learn from the mistake of others.
The financial down fall list is long and well documented. Countless celebrities have lost millions of dollars, due to mis-management of their money due their errors or at the hands of others.
Why do you think Mary J is having financial issues. This is a woman who touring, producing movies, etc...making money.
Do you believe Mary J isn't paying her bills or she isn't over-seeing her finances the way she should? Everyone's situation is different; however if you have the money, why not hire a trusted CPA firm with a strong reputation to handle your financial affairs? In addition, follow up on whoever is handling your money. At the end of the day, you are still ultimately responsible for your own well-being and financial decisions.
Look at what New Daily News reported on Mary J's financial problems.
Here’s the 411 on Mary J. Blig
e’s financial troubles — they’re worse than we thought. The “No More Drama” singer’s reported money problems have gotten so bad, she was slapped with a notice on the door of her tony upper West Side apartment building after it was discovered that she “had a rent-paying problem” last November. The luxe building, the Ashley, boasts a basketball court, state-of-the-art gym and bowling alley.“It was for not paying back rent,” said a real estate source who has leased apartments at the building. A three-bedroom apartment at the Extell Development site, similar to the one Blige was renting, rents for $9,000 to $12,000 monthly, depending on the view and amenities. Our source says the 42-year-old singer was there for a little more than a year before the note was plastered on the front door of the pad.It is not clear if Blige sorted out the problem with building management.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/mary-owe-lots-rent-article-1.1267384#ixzz2LM2weWen
Unless you have been up under a rock or you really hate football; there has been an abundance of dismay with temporary referees. Even President Obama has indicated that something needs to be done.
But here is a question, is it fair to those guys who have been tossed into this high pressure arena? Who is really the blame...the NFL Commissioner, the regular NFL Refs?
What if the temporary referees say that they have had enough of the abuse and harsh critical remarks. Where we as NFL fans be now. Hell in the Dallas/Tampa Bay game Sunday; the ref threw his cap, which caused a Dallas player to lose his footing and a possible chance for a touchdown. If Dallas hadn't won; I guess I would be as mad as hell like Green Bay and New England fans.
What we have here is a situation that is ugly and the guys who are stepping into the middle of hell are not getting any credit for keeping the NFL games going. Yes, they have screwed up on some major calls...they have made the game ugly with certain calls or non-calls...but what the f**k; would you rather have some football or no football?
What is your answer to my question?
Below is an article iafrica.com
American football fans were in an uproar Tuesday over a labor dispute that has seen replacement referees botch calls and sow heartache among millions of followers of the most popular US sport.
The National Football League (NFL) last year survived a players' lock-out that threatened to shut down the entire season.
But sports analysts are warning that the game could be in even greater jeopardy this year after a profusion of uncalled penalties and blown calls by the temporary referees officiating for the 32-team league.
The lockout of veteran referees threatens to "irreparably damage" the game, warned sports columnist Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, who urged NFL owners to give in to demands from the striking referees for a pay increase.
Life in much of America comes to a standstill every Sunday as the country focuses on the exploits of the helmeted, armor-clad gladiators of the bruising sport.
Just three weeks into the 16-game NFL regular season, no one expected such widespread national despair over the absence of the veteran officials.
Since NFL owners shut the referees out and hired less experienced temporary officials, the quality of play has eroded in the eyes of most football fans.
Date: October 13, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Meadowbrook High School Stadium
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Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there's a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life. In the book, he describes how neuroscientists have learned to measure brain activity when faced with various stimuli, including a long gripe session.
"The brain works more like a muscle than we thought," Blake says. "So if you're pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you're more likely to behave that way as well."
Even worse, being exposed to too much complaining can actually make you dumb. Research shows that exposure to 30 minutes or more of negativity--including viewing such material on TV--actually peels away neurons in the brain's hippocampus. "That's the part of your brain you need for problem solving," he says. "Basically, it turns your brain to mush."
But if you're running a company, don't you need to hear about anything that may have gone wrong? "There's a big difference between bringing your attention to something that's awry and a complaint," Blake says. "Typically, people who are complaining don't want a solution; they just want you to join in the indignity of the whole thing. You can almost hear brains clink when six people get together and start saying, 'Isn't it terrible?' This will damage your brain even if you're just passively listening. And if you try to change their behavior, you'll become the target of the complaint."
So, how do you defend yourself and your brain from all the negativity? Blake recommends the following tactics:
1. Get some distance
"My father was a chain smoker," Blake confides. "I tried to change his habit, but it's not easy to do that." Blake knew secondhand smoke could damage his own lungs as well. "My only recourse was to distance myself."
You should look at complaining the same way, he says. "The approach I've always taken with complaining is to think of it as the same as passive smoking." Your brain will thank you if you get yourself away from the complainer, if you can.
2. Ask the complainer to fix the problem
Sometimes getting distance isn't an option. If you can't easily walk away, a second strategy is to ask the complainer to fix the problem.
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"Try to get the person who's complaining to take responsibility for a solution," Blake says. "I typically respond to a complaint with, 'What are you going to do about it?'" Many complainers walk away huffily at that point, because he hasn't given them what they wanted, Blake reports. But some may actually try to solve the problem.
3. Shields up!
When you're trapped listening to a complaint, you can use mental techniques to block out the griping and save your neurons. Blake favors one used by the late Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros during a match against Jack Nicklaus--a match the crowd wanted Ballesteros to lose. "He was having difficulty handling the hostility of the crowd," Blake says. "So he imagined a bell jar that no one could see descending from the sky to protect him."
Major League Baseball pitchers can sometimes be seen mouthing "Shields on!" as they stride to the mound, he says. He adds that his own imaginary defense is "more like a Harry Potter invisibility cloak."
A related strategy is to mentally retreat to your imagined favorite spot, someplace you'd go if you could wave a magic wand. "For me, it was a ribbon of beautiful white sugary sand that extended out in a horseshoe shape from a private island," Blake says. "I would take myself to my private retreat while people were ranting and raving. I could smile at them and nod in all the right places and meanwhile take myself for a walk on my private beach."
Blake first saw the picture of the island in a magazine, and the image stuck with him. Eventually, he got a chance to try it for real. "It turned out the island was for rent, and it was the same one I'd seen," he says. "So I rented it for a week. And I got to take that walk."
Chick-fil-A is now serving up more than just chicken and fries. The Georgia-based fast food chain is at the center of some heated politics and the DMV area hasn’t escaped the controversy
In case you missed it, here’s a quick rundown of what’s been unfolding with Chick-Fil-A these last couple weeks: The company’s president, Dan Cathy, said in The Baptist Press that his family-owned company is against same-sex marriages and is supportive of the biblical definition of the family unit. This sparked outrage from the left and some big city mayors, including Mayor Vincent Gray, who said the food chain is not welcome in their cities. In response, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, said the company has a right to its own beliefs and called for people around the country to eat at a Chick-fil-A Wednesday to show their support as part of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
And that brings us to yesterday, when thousands of people lined up to eat at Chick-Fil-As across the country to show their support.
In Maryland, The Post reports that customers packed a Chick-Fil-A in Prince George’s County. A manager of a chain in Carroll County, according to the Carroll County Times, said she expected a 12-15 percent boost in sales Wednesday.
"Their place of business saw traffic from both directions backed up several blocks on Lee Highway, people parking at other establishments across the busy highway and then hiking over 6-8 lanes of traffic to the restaurant, and many just walking over with strollers, bikes, etc."
Things were relatively quiet in D.C. because the only location Chick-Fil-A has in the District is on the grounds of Catholic University (There is also a new Chick-Fil-A food truck). On Twitter recently, Mayor Gray said he would not welcome the chain in to the city and referred to its food as “hate chicken.” On the other side, Viriginia Gov. Bob McDonnell this week defended the company’s traditional values and its right to sell food.
"I love chicken. If we start having governments issue permits or zoning changes, or withholding those because of someone's political or religious beliefs, we are going down a very bad road. I think people have an ability to start and grow a business regardless of their political beliefs," he said on WTOP's Ask the Governor.
What are your thoughts and comments? Which side of this issue do you stand. All comments are welcome, please respect the opinions of others.
I am apart of a think-tank on LinkedIn. There is an on going discussion on "How African Americans are faring After The Recession." Here is an except from one of my responses to this discussion.
Economists say the Great Recession lasted from 2007 to 2009. In 2004, the median net worth of white households was $134,280, compared with $13,450 for black households, according to an analysis of Federal Reserve data by the Economic Policy Institute. By 2009, the median net worth for white households had fallen 24 percent to $97,860; the median black net worth had fallen 83 percent to $2,170, according to the EPI.
*In my opinion a couple of things are apparent, we have made great financial gains; but yet we are still lag far behind the national average. We are not investing in our 401K's or buy stock. Possible in part because our priorities by in large are out of focus. On average we will spend 125.00-175.00 on a pair of Nikes, opposed to buying stock in Nike. I know there are many other factors to consider; but if we taught our kids at an early age the value spending and investing wisely...we could begin to close the gap.
Food for thought...comments are welcomed.
Most people would admit that they have done somethings they wish they had never did. I would be in that number myself; however what went on inside of Club Elements in South East Memphis would make Hugh Hefner close his eyes.
I am originally from Memphis and what happened at this club is not indicative of the "Bluff City". A video has gone viral on the Internet and on Worldstar Hip Hop and has over 1.2 million hits.
After one of my relatives from Memphis contacted me and asked had I heard about or seen the video...my response was no to both. since I author a blog and host a talk show, I generally don't miss many breaking news events or hot topics.
Well, after viewing the video, this is one I wish I hadn't heard about or seen. I have witness a number of things in my lifetime; however this one ranks in the top if not number one of the most disturbing things.
Action News 5 in Memphis broke this news...see their report on this public display of Romanesque behavior that would make Roman orgies of earlier times seem tame!
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – An obscene video made in Memphis is going viral. In less than 24 hours, it caught the attention of angry residents, the mayor, and district attorney general.
The video, which was shot at a Memphis club, is very graphic. It is so graphic that we cannot show all of it. The graphic nature of what is going on inside the club prompted the district attorney to investigate.
"That video is horrible. It really is. I mean young girls," stated Samantha Brown, who was shocked by the video.
The video shows sex acts shot in Club Elements on Winchester. The video is making its way all over the Internet and Twitter.
"I have watched the video. We are well aware of it and we are looking into it," said District Attorney Amy Weirich.
Weirich said the video shows lewd behavior that falls under the nuisance statute.
The party was organized by Team Taboo, who rented Club Elements. Action News 5 learned the parties are held in different locations around Memphis. Club Elements is in a strip mall on Winchester. It shares the lot with Big Lots and other businesses. And it is just east of the World Overcomers Church.
No one who works in the strip mall wanted to talk with Action News 5 on camera, however, one man came up to our crew and said the next party is this weekend down the street. He also said if we gave him $60, he would tell us where. We did not give him the $60.
No one came to the locked door when our crews knocked. We called Team Taboo's CEO Datrin Delaney. He said he had some engagements and would call back.
Memphis Films shot the video. Toria Davidson who owns that company said he shoots club and music videos. The Club Elements party was his first encounter with Team Taboo.
"We were just shocked," Davidson said. He also said he is done with Team Taboo. "I just think I'm just going to stick with music videos and stay away from this point blank period."
Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton knows about the video. He said it will be investigated. The CEO of Team Taboo never returned our calls.
In addition to viewing the video, I read through the comments posted on
www.worldstarhiphop.com , it was surprising at the number comments that supported this type of OPEN behavior. Many people were giving "kudos" to the City of Memphis for being a source of inspiration for the activity that went on inside Club Elements. What is NOT surprising is why STD's among African American between the age of 16-30 is so high and increasing daily.
With total disregard for safety for themselves as well as others, youth and young adults are increasing their changes of receiving the "special package" (HIV/AIDS). While sexual freedom is one thing, sexual stupidity is another. This is the most clear case of sexual stupidity I have ever heard about or seen.
WAKE UP YOUNG PEOPLE...YOU ARE PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE WITH YOUR LIVES...THE NEXT PULL OF THE SEXUAL TRIGGER COULD BE THE ONE THAT ENDS YOUR LIFE!!
This is my thoughts on this event, what's yours...please response with your thoughts and views.
THIS SCHOOL TARGETS AND USES DECEPTION PRACTICES AGAINST MINORITIES AND LOW-INCOME SINGLE MOTHERS...
Relman, Dane & Colfax represents a plaintiff class in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against Richmond School of Health and Technology, Inc. ("RSHT"), which owns and operates a for-profit vocational college on campuses in Chester and Richmond, Virginia. In the amended complaint filed on August 3, 2011, seven named Plaintiffs allege that RSHT uses a variety of deceptive practices to encourage students to take out large federal student loans for an education that the school knows is inadequate, and that RSHT targets African Americans and residents of low-income neighborhoods for enrollment. The amended complaint is supported by forty declarations by additional students making similar allegations. The class alleges violations of the federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, breach of contract, and fraudulent inducement to contract.
RSHT charges $10,000 to $28,000 for its programs, which it claims prepare students to become licensed and/or certified for positions in the medical field such as a surgical technician, medical assistant, massage therapist, and others. Yet the school does not prepare students for certification or licensing tests, fails to offer externships to students who need them for certification or licensing, and does not provide basic resources such as training equipment, up-to-date textbooks, or even teachers in its classrooms.
RSHT applies for and obtains more than $5 million a year in federal financial aid on behalf of its students to keep the school operating, chiefly in the form of federal student loans. The lawsuit alleges that RSHT commits fraudulent and dishonest acts to secure these funds, such as cutting and pasting student signatures onto financial aid forms and altering records in anticipation of regulatory audits. RSHT fails to explain the loans to students and misrepresents how much they will have to pay every month when the loans come due.
As a result of these practices, students graduate from RSHT saddled with large debts but without improved employment opportunities. Unable to pay back their loans, many RSHT students will be left with impaired credit, making it difficult for them to obtain loans and jobs in the future. RSHT does well in earning money off of its students but earns an “F” in serving their educational interests. The school is concerned only with profit, not education.
RSHT engages in "reverse redlining" by using various marketing strategies to target African Americans and low-income neighborhoods in the Richmond area. This includes advertising on BET and hip hop radio stations. RSHT's student body is 75% African American even though the area population is only 30% African American. Relman, Dane & Colfax believes this is the first reverse redlining case ever filed against a for-profit college in the country.
Plaintiffs Mary Morgan and Sade Battle were enrolled in RSHT’s nine-month, $10,000 Community Home Health program at the school’s Richmond campus. RSHT told them that the program would make students eligible for a community home health license, teach students to run their own home health care business, and give students a higher credential than the Certified Nurse Aide (“CNA”) license that Morgan previously held. However, Morgan and Battle later learned there is no community home health license in Virginia. RSHT did not prepare either Morgan or Battle to take any certification examination or operate their own home health businesses, and eventually offered to pay $900 for students to take a CNA class at another school. While Morgan graduated from RSHT, completed the CNA course, and passed the CNA exam, all she received for RSHT’s $10,000 program was a $900 course at another school that provided her with a license she previously held. Battle, however, was not able to graduate due to RSHT’s failure to arrange an externship that would align with her work schedule and childcare obligations, even though it had promised otherwise. When faced with a choice of quitting the job that her family relied on and completing the RSHT externship, Battle had no choice but to leave RSHT. Both Morgan and Battle face significant student loan debts for an education that provided no career advancement opportunities.
Plaintiffs Amanda Smith and Loretta Towns graduated from RSHT’s Surgical Technology program at the school’s Richmond Campus, and Plaintiff Kyra Franklin graduated from the same program at RSHT’s Chester campus. Smith, Towns, and Franklin paid over $20,000, mostly through federal student loans, for a program that RSHT represented would provide all the knowledge and prerequisites they needed to become certified surgical technicians. RSHT’s curriculum, however, did not prepare them for the surgical technician exam. RSHT also failed to give Smith, Towns, and Franklin the promised externships to provide them with the surgical experience required for certification. As a result, Smith, Towns, and Franklin cannot become certified surgical technicians and cannot find jobs in their field of study.
Plaintiff La-Deva Dabney was a student in RSHT’s Medical Billing and Coding Program at RSHT’s Chester campus, and financed her education largely through federal student loans. She was promised a high paying job upon completion of the program, help with job placement, and an externship that would provide valuable hands-on experience. RSHT’s classes failed to prepare Dabney for the medical billing and coding exam and assigned her to an “externship” that consisted of sitting in the library with a set of practice exercises. While Dabney passed the certification exam by engaging in her own intensive study program after graduation, she was not able to obtain a job in the field. Despite repeated requests, RSHT has not provided any job placement assistance.
Plaintiff Ashley Thomas graduated from RSHT’s Pharmacy Technician program at RSHT’s Chester campus. RSHT led Thomas to believe that her education would be financed through federal grants that she would not have to repay. Over a month into the program, Thomas realized RSHT had taken out thousands in federal students loans on her behalf. RSHT’s classes did not provide Thomas with the knowledge she needed to pass the Virginia pharmacy technician licensing exam, and thus she cannot find work as a licensed pharmacy technician. RSHT has not provided any career assistance and Thomas is currently unemployed.
In addition to the seven named Plaintiffs described above, the amended complaint is supported by forty declarations of current and former RSHT students in the Community Home Health, Licensed Practical Nursing, Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, and Surgical Technology programs. These declarations provide an extraordinary amount of detailed evidence related to RSHT’s intentional, fraudulent, and discriminatory practices
WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU. DON'T LET THEM GET AWAY WITH THEIR UNFAIR PRACTICES! DON'T LET OTHERS BECOME VICTIMS OF THIS SCAM SCHOOL!!!
BELOW ARE COMMENTS POSTED ON REVIEW PAGE FOR RSHT BY JAVON W.
"this school is pathetic ....the owner and directors of the richmond campus should be ashamed of themselves ... they promise big dreams and the best one on one education... i wonder how in the world do they sleep at night ...they are no better than the common thieves out on the street... they are taking our money with a big smile on there faces... i myself attended and graduated with honors in october 2010 and passed my certification in november 2010 and still haevnt found a job in my field. tried to get assistance and the people that would help me because they said my school didn't exist ... doing the time i attended the school my class went through 4 or 5 different teachers and 3 deans...now tell me that isn't pathetic x10"
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Trendsetters are developing stunning new looks on a day to day basis. The fashion followers are playing their part by keeping the fashion looks alive and in rotation. As they say! Fashion Repeats Itself. It's 2012 a Fabulous Fashion Year in the RVA. New designers, Fashion Creaters, Stylist, MUA's, Photographers and Entrepreneurs are on the rise and is allowing their hardwork & Unique styles define who they are and I Love It!!!
Welcome to the fashion world full of mixed patterns, pretty pastels, hot bold hues, retro vibes, hot lips and pretty lashes . Everyone is styling fabulous! Presenting their Unique styles. No matter how you style it, wear it and make it your own. Everyone is Beautiful and fabulous in their own unique way!!..
Until the next time Luvs!
Be Blessed & Stay Fabulous
I am informing those in the Tri-Cities area of Petesburg, VA regarding the cover-up and arrogance of South Regional Medical Center at 200 Medical Park Boulevard in Petersburg, VA. Not only in Petersburg, but across America. Big businesses covering up wrong doings.
After my prostate cancer surgery on November 8 at this hospital, I suffered several unexplainable injuries while in their care. After reporting my injuries to the Director of Patient Relations, Ms Ava Warren; they of course are denying any wrong doings.
Their focus of their investigation was only on one of three of my injuries. Again, we see the machine at work, they refuse to offer any assistance regarding my on going medical care I sustained while in their care and more or less drew a line in the sands, indicating that the only way they will assist me, will be via the legal system. After consulting with several legal firms, I was informed they I would have to wait to see how long it will take or if my injuries would heal, before pursuing any legal actions.
In the meantime, I have PT bills that will be growing, a neurologist bill...but more importantly I can't get any answers on what actually happen to me that caused my injuries and present complications. So big SRMC, let it be known, I will NOT go away, simply because you closed your investigation; you are about to find out the power of media and the social media. America, we can't allow big business to skate on their moral obligations to silence us based on their war chest in comparison to the victims they refuse to acknowledge that they injured..remember my circumstances could be yours or someone you love...please re-post.
It was no surprise to this observer that Flocka wants to leave the industry. It is hard to pretend or be fake when you are real person and use to real people.
It's all about grand-standing and pretentious ass people, who seldom care about the people who help them to acquire their fame and riches. The fan, the movie goers and watchers, the concert goer, etc...
These arrogant people make millions and we feed their egos; while they could care less. Those pompous pirates, whine and bitch if their sparkling waters aren't the correct temperature...what the hell were you drinking before the fame...tab water...damn it!!
Have we all lost our damn minds, people get a few thousand followers on Twitter and become apart of certain so-called elite groups and they have an air that their shit don't stink...news flash, it does!
In the streets if you don't like someone, you don't like them; both parties know what time it is. You sincerely like someone, you have their backs. In the industry, you only as good a your last favor for someone or if you can assist them to get to the top. After that you are "a non-factor".
There more I can say and will say later, but for now, Flocka...I salute your non-talking ass...real talk; at least you are trying to keep it real...so homie go back to the streets...smoke some more weed, drink a forty, have 100 babies and be with your real niggas...dueces!
Next time, I will go in on those parents in the industry who want to be managers; but are stumbling-blocks for their child(ren) success.
Radio & Records Closes Door It's The End Of An Era
By R&R Staff
The current state of affairs has left The Nielsen Company with no other alternative but to immediately cease all services, products and events related to Radio & Records. The magazine's final edition is the June 5 issue. Electronic products end today, the Web site will be taken offline soon.
R&R Editorial Director/Associate Publisher Cyndee Maxwell stated, "Everyone on this team has worked extremely hard to fulfill the vision of Radio & Records, and everyone can hold their heads high on this very sad day. We had a highly talented group of people that always worked hard and gave it their best -- especially in the recent past. I deeply regret that this day has come. The good news for some other companies out there is that we have many fantastic people who are now available to put their excellent talents, abilities and skills to work for someone else."
Radio & Records Timeline
1973 Radio & Records is founded by Bob Wilson. The first issue is Oct. 1.
1974 The first R&R Convention is held.
1979 Radio & Records is sold to Harte Hanks.
1987 Westwood One purchases Radio & Records.
1988 The R&R Hotfax Updates debut, comprising 12 weekly format-focused fax publications.
1994 Perry Capital acquires Radio & Records.
1995 Radio & Records launches R&R Online.
1996 The first annual R&R Talk Radio Seminar is held.
The R&R Daily online news service debuts, and Music Tracking is launched online.
1997 R&R introduces the daily R&R TODAY news fax.
1998 The R&R Convention returns after a six-year hiatus.
The first R&R Industry Achievement Awards, voted on by R&R subscribers, are presented at the convention.
1999 Data collection for R&R's charts is converted to include Mediabase airplay.
2000 Daily e-mail updates and Today's News online are introduced as extensions of the R&R TODAY fax publication. Radio & Records acquires Radio Y Musica.
2001 Adult Alternative and Christian sections debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper, each with its own full-time editor. The Going for Adds fax publication debuts.
2002 A CHR/Rhythmic section debuts in the weekly R&R newspaper, with its own full-time editor.
R&R produces its first annual Triple A Summit.
Electronic Promotion Kits are introduced for music customers, and the Street Talk Daily fax and e-mail publication debuts.
Radio Y Musica is incorporated into the R&R newspaper.
2006 VNU, a global information and media company, acquires
Radio & Records. VNU owns ACNielsen, Billboard, the
Hollywood Reporter and many other business-to- business publications. Radio & Records charts convert to Nielsen BDS airplay data.
2007 VNU changes its name to The Nielsen Company.
2009 The Nielsen Company announces it's shuttering R&R.
The final issue date is June 5.
[Source] R&R Website
STOP GETTING PIMPED...WE SHOULD NOT BE RAPED BECAUSE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN LYBIA!!! OIL COMPANIES ARE NOT BEING RAPED, THEY ARE STILL RECORDING RECORD PROFIT!!
THE HIGH PRICE OF GAS AFFECT THE COST OF OUR FOOD AND OTHER PRODUCTS...LET'S QUIT SITTING ON OUR HANDS!!!!
THIS IS NOT THE 'DON'T BUY' GAS FOR ONE DAY, BUT IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1.30 PER GALLON.
This was sent by a retired Coca Cola executive. It came from one of his engineer buddies who retired from Halliburton. If you are tired of the gas prices going up AND they will continue to rise this summer, take time to read this please.
Phillip Hollsworth offered this good idea.
This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the "don't buy gas on a certain day" campaign that was going around last April or May!
It's worth your consideration. Join the resistance!!!!
I hear we are going to hit close to $ 4.00 a gallon by next summer and it might go higher!! Want gasoline prices to come down?
We need to take some intelligent, united action.
The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to "hurt" ourselves by refusing to buy gas .
It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them.
BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can Really work. Please read on and join with us!
By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at about $2.00 is super cheap. Me too! It is currently $3.08 at Arco and Costco for regular unleaded in Salem , Oregon and climbing every week.
Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at $1.50 - $1.75, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace..not sellers.
With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action.
The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And, we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves.
How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas.
But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.
Here's the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), EXXON and MOBIL.
If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit.
But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of Exxon and Mobil gas buyers. It's really simple to do! Now, don't wimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I'll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!
I am sending this note to 30 people. If each of us send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) .... and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)... and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth group of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers .
If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!
If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!!
Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That's all!
(If you don't understand how we can reach 300 million and all you have to do is send this to 10 people.... Well, let's face it, you just aren't a mathematician. But I am . so trust me on this one.
How long would all that take? If each of us sends this e-mail out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!
I'll bet you didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference.
If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on. I suggest that we not buy from EXXON/MOBIL UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $2.00 RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK.
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